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

Anthony McGrath Community learning disability nurse, East Lancashire Community Health Services, Burnley

People with learning disabilities have greater health needs than the general population, and annual health checks for this group are advocated. This article reviews the literature for the need for such checks and discusses whether they lead to health improvements for individuals with learning disabilities. It considers how annual health checks should be implemented and the role of community learning disability teams.

Nursing Standard. 24, 50,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.08.24.50.35.c7937

Correspondence

tony.mcgrath@eastlancspct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review