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Learning Difficulties - Information for the patient and their carer

The Practice will invite patients with learning disabilities to have an annual health check with their usual GP and one of the nursing team.  The Practice will send an annual invite to all eligible patients on the register.

In addition to the annual health check you may be invited to other NHS health checks. 

The information below explains the other NHS health checks available:

Bowel Screening

All men and women aged over 65 are invited for bowel screening.  Click on the link below for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bowel-cancer-screening-easy-guide

Breast Screening

All women aged over 50 are invited for breast screening.  Click on the links below for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-information-for-women-with-learning-disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZNDHTSQfUk

Cervical Screening (Smear test)

All women aged between 25 - 64 are invited for cervical screening (smear test).  Click on the links below for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-easy-read-guide

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening/cervical-screening-learning-disability

Flu Vaccination

All patients with learning difficulties are also eligible for a annual flu vaccination. The Flu campaign normally runs between September to March. Please contact the practice regarding an appointment with the Nurse.



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