Yearly GP check-ups

Yearly GP check-ups

People with learning disabilities should have yearly check-ups with a GP (unless they are a child or young person and are having check-ups with a paediatrician). You should be involved in these check-ups as well.

These check-ups are to talk about any:

  • mental health problems (including signs of mental health problems that haven't been assessed yet), and whether any physical health problems could be causing them or making them worse

  • physical health problems, and agree if any treatments are needed (such as painkillers)

  • treatments (including medication) the person is having.

GPs should also ask people with Down's syndrome questions about changes in their behaviour or forgetting how to do things, which might mean they need a check for dementia.

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