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Webinars: Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities

Two free webinars from NDTi and Skills for Care:

3rd February 2-3.30pm

17th March – 10-11.30am

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Why this webinar is important

People with a learning disability continue to die prematurely and often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. They experience health inequalities, including problems with accessing and using health services.

Annual health checks are an important way of helping people access prevention and treatment services. However, there is still limited uptake of annual health checks for people who are known to GP practices. This is despite the majority of GP surgeries across England offering an annual health check to people aged 14 years upwards.

The webinar will cover:

  • Why health checks are important
  • What a health check is and how it should work
  • How to support someone to prepare for and have a health check
  • What should happen after the health check
  • Some helpful reasonable adjustments
  • The role of on-line health checks
  • Where to get more information

We will hear from Christopher Porter, a self-advocate, about his experiences of going for a health check, and from Katie Peacock, a personal assistant, who will talk about what she has been doing to support people to attend for a health check.

Who should attend?

This webinar is aimed at all those supporting people with learning disabilities and includes people who work in:

  • residential care
  • supported living
  • shared lives
  • self-advocacy
  • And family members

To register your free place for these events, please fill in this form

Joining instructions will then be sent to you one week before each event

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