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Thursday 23 November 2017
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2. Annual Health Check: Who do you offer a learning disability health check to?

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The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people over the age of 14 with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected.

People aged 14 and over who have been assessed as having moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities, or people with a mild learning disability who have other complex health needs, are entitled to the annual health check.

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Your Learning Disability QOF register (QOF indicator LD003) should be used to help identify which people should be invited for the health check. Not everyone on the QOF register will be eligible. A learning disability is not the same as a learning difficulty. Therefore you should establish and maintain a learning disabilities 'health check register' of patients aged 14 and over with learning disabilities.

The Learning Disability Strategic Health Facilitation Team will help you to identify eligible patients. They may also include any patients (not already on the QOF LD register) who are known to social services, specialist learning disability services or community paediatricians.

Patients eligible for the LD Annual Health Check should be READ coded: 918e or XaKYb

Practices will be required to confirm the count of patients on their learning disability health check register, as agreed with their Strategic Health Facilitator for the calculation of payments on CQRS.

All Strategic Health Facilitators have a smart card and, if granted permission from the GP practice, can potentially obtain access to System One. Otherwise the Strategic Health Facilitator will need to work with a member of the practice team in order to verify the register.

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