An annual health check is offered to people over the age of 14 with a learning disability and aims to help individuals stay well by discussing their health and finding any problems early on so suitable care can be provided. Individuals do not need to be ill to have a health check, in fact, most people have one when they are feeling healthy!

We asked our volunteers who had been for an annual health check whether they found it helpful and what happened when they went. Watch the video below to find out what they thought.

 

Read our article on annual health checks to find out who is eligible and how to get an appointment. (link to article:https://healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/annual-health-checks/)

Two of our volunteers, Denise and Stephen, have also been involved in the creation of a video produced by Joined up Care Derbyshire to highlight the importance of attending an annual health check. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/5FWFfh_2wVo

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