Learning Disability Health Check-up

People with learning disabilities are recognized as a group that have poorer physical and mental health than others. To try and address this issue, we offer an annual health check to all our patients with learning disabilities. These are carried out within the surgery by our team of nurses lead by Jenny Leonard. They will send you a health questionnaire and an invitation to make an appointment for your check. During the appointment the information you have provided in the health questionnaire will be discussed as well as lifestyle issues such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption. We will check your height, weight and blood pressure. We will check you are up to date with any screening that is due, such as cervical cytology (smear test) and breast screening. We may need to take a blood sample from you. Please also bring a fresh sample of urine to this appointment with you. This appointment will take approximately 45 minutes.