Meet the LDAHC team
Norfolk and Waveney CCG have introduced a 12-month pilot to support GP surgeries with increasing the uptake of Annual Health Checks (AHCs) for people with a learning disability.
The Learning Disabilities Annual Health Checks (LDAHC) Team is here to help.
The annual health check is important in preventing health inequalities, premature mortality and the early identification of health needs for people with a learning disability. The annual health check offers an opportunity for a comprehensive head to toe health check at the person’s doctor’s surgery. To receive a health check, the persons needs to be aged 14 and over and on the GP surgery’s learning disability register.
Please encourage anyone you are working with who has a learning disability to check they are on the learning disability register and to book in for an annual health check.
The Health Improvement for Learning Disabilities Team provide education and support to primary care and other community and voluntary providers to promote the uptake of AHCs. In addition, there is a focus on outreach for people from ethnic minority and transient communities.
The team can:
- Contact and work with patients who have not had an annual health check in the last 12/18 months.
- Outreach work to people’s homes and community services
- Provide easy read information on annual health checks and support with the pre-health check questionnaire.
- Support with facilitating reasonable adjustments for patient appointments
- Provide training and education to primary care and awareness raising about the annual health checks
- Support people to make sure they are on the learning disability register at their surgery
You can contact the Team on Email: [email protected] Phone: 01603 257 262