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Health issues for adults with Down’s syndrome

07 July 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

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...

Helping women lead healthy lifestyles

31 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article explains how a discussion group was set up by a community learning disabilities nurse in partnership with other healthcare professionals to promote...

Promoting annual health checks through community outreach

07 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Although people with a learning disability have greater health needs than the general population, they are less likely to access health care. Swansea People First...

Making sure service users receive health checks

01 June 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Health checks for adults with learning disabilities were introduced in England in 2009, following a recommendation in the Department of Health (DH) (2008) document,...

Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities

24 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities have greater health needs than the general population, and annual health checks for this group are advocated. This article reviews...

Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities

18 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities have greater health needs than the general population, and annual health checks for this group are advocated. This article reviews...

Nurse-led health checks for clients with severe mental illness

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice

Feature

People with severe mental illness are more likely to experience poor physical health and premature death compared with the general population. Lifestyle factors such...

Increasing health checks for people with learning disabilities

19 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities can face significant barriers when accessing health services, and this contributes to poorer health and unmet needs. Evidence shows...

Improving annual health checks for service users

02 November 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

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...

Assessing alcohol-related attendance at emergency departments

01 February 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Widespread alcohol misuse has implications for the physical, mental and social health of the population, and alcohol-related morbidity and mortality are problems...