Annual health check

This information is for General Practices in Derbyshire and Derby City. It is to help you deliver Annual Health Checks to people with learning disabilities. 

Our Learning Disability Strategic Health Facilitation Team can be contacted for help and advice.

In 2020/21 GPs are asked to complete a QOF Quality Improvement plan for their Learning Disability Health Checks. Please talk to one of our learning disability nurses (listed below) about how you can improve yours. The target is to achieve at least 75%.

Each practice is provided with a named Learning Disabilities Nurse from the LD Strategic Health Facilitation Team. They will provide practices with LD training and verification of the LD health check register, and advice on reasonable adjustments, easy read information, local services and non-attenders.  

What is the Learning Disability Annual Health Check?

In 2008 the Department of Health announced a two-year Direct Enhanced Service (DES) to deliver Annual Health Checks for people with learning disabilities living in England. It has been proven to be effective in diagnosing and treating in people with learning disabilities conditions that might otherwise have been missed. The health checks scheme has continued each year. 

In Derbyshire some of our practices, in the Dales and Moir Medical Centre, had been trailblazers in delivering health checks prior to the DES. Most of the GPs in Derbyshire have signed up to deliver the health checks, and so most of this information is relevant to the latest DES. Practices delivering health checks to people with learning disabilities who have not enrolled in the scheme could also find this information useful. 

Contact - NEL5 and all general queries

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