A short while ago, we posted about the Directed Enhanced Scheme for GP practices which offers reimbursement to GP surgeries to carry out annual health checks for people with learning disabilities which found that health checks were associated with increases in health related activities, identifying health issues and onward referrals, but that the provision and uptake of such checks was variable.
Today we wanted to draw your attention to a survey on the uptake and quality of Annual Health Checks for people with learning disabilities which is currently ongoing.
The work has been approved by NHS England and the findings will be used to inform further development of health checks.
Our colleagues at the Learning Disability Carers Community have asked us to promote the survey, so we are asking for all readers of the Elf to circulate this widely to ensure that the researchers get as many respondents as possible.
You can find the link to the survey here
Hard copies can also be sent out on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously, as soon as we have the findings we will be able to blog about those as well.
Best of luck to the researchers, and please help by circulating this information as widely as possible.