Learning disability register and annual health checks
Anyone aged 14 or over who's on their GP's learning disability register can have a free health check once a year. They help young people stay well by talking about health issues, spotting problems early and getting the right care in place.
Watch this film about annual health checks for people with a learning disability.
How to get a health check
GPs should invite young people for an annual health check from the age of 14. They just need to get their name on the learning disability register for their GP practice or health centre.
Some GP surgeries don't have to offer this service. If they don’t, the community learning disability team can help arrange one.
To find out more visit the NHS Annual Health Checks page. That explains:
- what happens during the annual health check?
- reasonable adjustments for visits
- living with a diagnosis
- going into hospital
Mencap’s website gives more information about the learning disability register and annual health checks.
Lambeth's Disability Register and the Lambeth Liberty Card
You can find out about Lambeth’s Disability Register here. It’s a voluntary register of children and young people who live in Lambeth who can get a Lambeth Liberty Card.