Improving annual health checks for service users
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Improving annual health checks for service users

Kym Anderson Strategic health facilitator, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Jenny Jones Strategic health facilitator, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Kym Anderson and Jenny Jones examine a project to increase the quality and quantity of clients’ visits to GPs

This article describes a one-year Commission for Quality and Innovation project in two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the south of England. The two CCGs commissioned an NHS foundation trust, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities, to increase the quality and quantity of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. It explains how the project engaged with GP practices, and identified the areas of good practice and the challenges faced in primary care in the delivery of annual health checks.

Learning Disability Practice. 18, 9,18-22. doi: 10.7748/ldp.18.9.18.s24

Correspondence

kym.anderson@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 17 July 2015

Accepted: 14 August 2015