Commissioners have worked with families and people living with learning disabilities (LD) to put together a collection of resources for GP practices and people living with LD, to encourage better take up of the free annual health check.
The CCG is working with practices to help increase the number of people registered with learning disabilities as we know that there are many more people aged 14 and over who have an LD but are not registered. We want to improve health outcomes for people. Having an annual health check is a great way to pick up any conditions early and prevent future ill health.
The resources are to help people understand the process of going for a health check, and for GP practices in helping people with LD improve their experience of the annual health check from invitation to completing a Health Action Plan. Click the link below to access these:
Annual Health Checks in Essex
Together with our partners in NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG, we have produced a video on the benefits of the Annual Health Checks for people with learning disabilities. You can hear from people who share with us their thoughts on annual health checks, their experiences of visiting their GP practices, and their ideas of how we can make things better. You can see the video below:
Learning Disability Matters - A website with useful information for parents and carers of children and young people with a learning disability or who have concerns that their child might have a learning disability. Please note this website is from the North East and Cumbria and some of the information and services may not be applicable to Thurrock.