Mencap in collaboration with NHS England have launched a new campaign and set of resources about the Learning Disability Register, Annual Health Checks, and Summary Care Records. This is all about encouraging people with a learning disability to get better healthcare, by letting people know that doctors and other healthcare workers can provide extra support and advice. The main message is to make sure you tell your doctor that you have a learning disability, so that they can add you to their register.
Tell your doctor you have a learning disability and they can check if you are on the learning disability register. If you are not, they can arrange for your name to be added. This means you will be offered extra support to make things a bit easier. And, importantly, you could get an Annual Health Check. This information can be shared with other doctors and nurses, so they can make things easier for you too.
For further information please watch this short video
Don't Miss Out Campaign
Further information in the links below.
Don't Miss Out - Get Better Healthcare Now
Don't Miss Out - Supporters Guide
GP Access Needs Letter