Annual Health Checks for young people (14+) with disabilities
Young people over the age of 14 and on the learning disability register, are entitled to a free annual health check. This is a chance for a doctor to check overall health, and spot anything that may need early help, before it becomes a bigger problem. Annual health checks are not something that should be worried about, as they are a chance for a doctor to make sure young people are healthy. A lot of young people with SEND find medical appointments a bit nerve-wracking. Annual health checks can help them to get used to attending appointments, and communicating their health needs.