VODG to host series of events on improving uptake of learning disability annual health checks in order to tackle health inequalities

VODG is set to host a series of virtual events on improving the uptake of learning disability annual health checks.

Annual health checks play a vital role in improving the health and quality of life of people with learning disabilities.

Registration is now open for the one-hour interactive sessions looking at recent research in this area, resources for increasing uptake, feedback and updates on latest practice. We are calling on providers to help shape future implementation of this essential initiatives, which will help to reduce health inequalities.

Those interested can choose one of three topics:

  • Learning disability annual health checks in general
  • Learning disability annual health checks for children and young people aged 14 and over.
  • Learning disability annual health checks for people with complex communication needs.

We particularly welcome participation on the topic of complex needs from those providing services in London.

Each topic has two linked sessions, the first on opportunities and barriers to health checks and available resources to increase uptake, the second on feedback and action planning next steps.

These draw on recent work undertaken by VODG, NDTi, Learning Disability England and Skills for Care, funded by the South West, South East and London regions of Health Education England.

Please choose one of the following topics, each with two linked sessions:

Learning disability annual health checks in general

Book for session 1 – Thursday 5 November at 10.30am
Book for session 2 – Tuesday 24 November at 1.30pm

Learning disability annual health checks for people with complex communication needs

Book for session 1 – Tuesday 10 November at 10.30am
Book for session 2 – Thursday 26 November at 1.30pm