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Learning Disability

Learning disabilities: NHS Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn’t need to be the case.

The NHS Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected.

Who will get an Annual Health Check?

People aged 14 and over who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs, are entitled to a free annual health check.

For more information please visit the NHS website:

How do you get an Annual Health Check?

Adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who are known to their local authority social services, and who are registered with a GP who knows their medical history, should be invited by their GP practice to come for an Annual Health Check.

Read about how to get care and support needs assessed.

You can also visit Mencap website below to access advice and information about learning disability and find the right support and Mencap services in your area.

You can call Mencap Direct on 0808 808 1111, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Or email

Please follow the link below for more information:

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