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Annual health Checks

For people with learning disabilities

Watch the video by learning disabled people in Somerset about the principles that make a good Annual Health Check.

Welcome to the RCPA resource page for Annual Health Checks.

Here you will find some resources for social care staff and learning disabled people for helping individuals access good quality Annual Health Checks. They are underpinned by 10 Principles upon which people who are learning disabled would like to be treated.

These have been written by learning disabled people who live in Somerset. Below you will find links to; 

My Health Check pre-health check questionnaires have been developed by Somerset CCG alongside people with lived experience of learning disability and other health colleagues, including primary care. There are male and female versions. When someone is due an Annual Health Check (AHC) their GP practice should send a questionnaire to them and/or their carer along with an easy read letter and invite to the health check. Some practices may use other formats of a questionnaire. You can of course use My Health Check documents with the person you support.

Health Action Plans are an important outcome of the AHC, My Health Check includes a Health Action Plan template at the end (these can be used separately as attached). We encourage everyone to ask for a Health Action Plan at the AHC if it is not offered, this records any health needs identified during the AHC, what will happen and who is responsible, to better support the person’s health and wellbeing. 

The following templates have been developed by Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group in collaboration with NHS colleagues, GP’s and social care providers;

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The resources also include some very useful materials that have been produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion, (NDTi) and Skills for Care. These materials include templates, policies, videos all designed to support social care workers and other involved in delivering Annual Health Checks. You can find these materials via the link below;

NDTi Annual Health Check resources

For further information

Feel free to email us at admin@rcpa.org.uk