Did you know that young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability are entitled to a free NHS health check every year?
A health check is a chance for you and your child to talk to the GP or nurse about any health or wellbeing concerns you may have and for GPs to spot and treat any health problems early.
There are many benefits of having an annual health check. Young people learn new ways to look after themselves, and will receive an individual Health Action Plan, therefore building their independence and supporting them to live a happier, healthier life.
It can also be an opportunity for GPs and practice staff to get to know the young person better and can be a good way for young people to familiarise themselves with their surgery too.