Learning Disabilities

The GP Learning Disability Register

Is a list of people (children and adults) who are registered at the practice with a learning disability. Anyone with a learning disability can be on this list.

Being on the register means you can get extra support from your GP and the practice staff. Extra support known as reasonable adjustments. Examples might be: longer appointment times, help with making appointments, quiet waiting rooms, information in easy read format as well as access to an Annual Health Check and access to flu immunisation.

GP Annual Health Checks for Children with Learning Disabilities

The factsheet below is for parents of a child or young person with a learning disability. It has information on GP learning disability registers and annual health checks, why they are important and how you can support your child or young person to access the services they are entitled to.

Annual Health Checks For Children With Learning Disabilities – Factsheet

The Hive Avon

The Hive work with people with a learning disability and/or autism, their families and carers, providing support and information on a range of issues such as healthcare, education, housing, leisure and benefits.

There are many ways they support their members. To find out more information please take a look at their Impact Projects and Drop in service.

The Hive run an active calender of events and activities within their drop in sessions. 

Website: www.thehiveavon.org.uk

Telephone: 0117 9614372

Email: office@thehiveavon.org.uk

Annual Health Check

People with learning disabilities have poorer health outcomes. Annual health checks help you stay well by talking about your health and checking for problems early on.

We will invite you for a health check each year. To prepare for your health check we will ask you to fill in the health checklist shown below.

Healthwatch Annual Health Check Checklist

These videos explain more about having a health check:

Introduction to Annual Health Checks for people with a Learning Disability

Introduction to Annual Health Checks for people with a Learning Disability for carers and families

Stay supercharged and fully fit by having your annual health check:

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Contact Form

Please contact the surgery using the form below or by phoning the surgery if you have any questions regarding the annual health check or any of the health screenings.

Health Check/Screening Query Form

Complaints and Concerns

Patients with learning support needs can find out about raising complaints and concerns with the practice here (PDF)