Annual health checks for adults with a learning disability - survey

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health. An annual health check can improve health by spotting problems earlier.
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What is an annual health check?

An annual health check is free and can help you stay well. By talking to a doctor or nurse about your health and any concerns you may have, problems can be identified early. It’s available to anyone over the age of 14 who is on their doctor's learning disability register. Find out more about them at

What do people in Newcastle think?

Healthwatch Newcastle is gathering experiences of annual health checks for people in Newcastle with a learning disability. We’re working with city-based organisations supporting people with a learning disability and their carers and are also running two online surveys (the deadline to respond is Friday 14 January 2022).

If you would like support to complete a survey, or need a different format, please contact us or call Freephone 0808 178 9282 (leave a message if nobody is available to take your call).

If you live in Newcastle and have a learning disability, or you care for someone with a learning disability, we would love to hear from you!