Having a Health Check
You are entitled to an annual health check ask your GP
If you are aged 14 and over and have a learning disability you are eligible to have an annual health check at your GP surgery.
Usually your name will appear on a register that they keep and they will invite you once a year. If they do not ring you please get in touch with them and ask them to make you an appointment.
A good health check can take anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour.
Sometimes a range of different healthcare professionals will help do your health check. You might see a nurse or a doctor or both in some cases. Sometimes a lot of the information they need will be gathered at previous appointments and used to help them do your check.
You should also recieve a health action plan at your health check that will tell you what you need to do to stay healthy.Download Getting Ready for My Healthcheck