Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities
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Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities

Julie Chapman Clinical leader, health facilitation, Learning Disability Healthcare Service, Solent NHS Trust

Julie Chapman shows how the implementation of a directed enhanced service at GP practices in Portsmouth has improved patient care

This article describes the implementation of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities by GPs in Portsmouth. It discusses how learning disability service link nurses work in partnership with the practices, supporting the implementation of the health checks, which are offered as a directed enhanced service. Implementation of the checks is an example of good practice that can improve healthcare outcomes for this patient group.

Learning Disability Practice. 15, 1,22-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2012.02.15.1.22.c8911

Correspondence

julie.chapman@solent.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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