NHS

Embracing better health for all

Menu

Home About Us Your health and services Have your say Library News Events Contact Us Login
Home » Your health and services » Health Campaigns » Learning Disability Week 2019
calendar

Learning Disability Week 2019 will take place from 17 to 23 June. During the week, we will be aiming to raise awareness of annual health checks.

If you’re over the age of 14 and have a learning disability, you’re eligible for an annual health check.

As they happen once a year, you should have received an invite to your health check within the last 12 months. If you haven't received one, you should contact your GP.
 

If you did receive an invite, but didn't attend your health check, we'd like to encourage you to rearrange one through your GP practice.
 

What happens during an annual health check, and why should I go?

 

 

Stethoscope

During your annual health check, either a doctor or nurse will assess how healthy you are.

This is important because if anything's wrong then the doctor or nurse can sort it out before it gets worse. They will check things like your height, weight and blood pressure. They will also give you advice on how to stay well.

You can download an Easy Read guide to annual health checks here: click to download the guide



 

Here's a short video on what to expect from your annual health check.


 

  « Back