Health issues for adults with Down’s syndrome
Sheila Heslam Communications, campaigns and policy manager, Down’s Syndrome Association
Many people are still missing out on having annual health checks, says Sheila Heslam
The Down’s Syndrome Association carried out a survey of its members to find out how many had received an annual health check and how thorough it had been. The results are disappointing and the association proposes that learning disability nurses can play a bigger role in promoting the uptake of health checks.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 6,26-27. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.07.14.6.26.c8618