Learning Disabilities

The practices Learning Disability patients are supported by our Doctors and Nurses, our lead LD nurse is called Sara Thompson and she provides an annual assessment for all patients with Learning Disabilities. 

We will do your LD health check usually once a year in the month of your birthday and at this appointment you can ask any questions about your health, the nurse can refer you to a specialist team if it is needed. 

A general health check will be done to make sure you are getting the best treatment our nurses can give you easy read leaflets to help you understand the tests that you may need. Your Carer can also get support from our team too. You will leave with a Health Action Plan that you can follow to help with your health.

Please ensure you attend the surgery for your health check when you are invited.

You will find all the leaflets below that will explain any tests you might need, such as smear test, mammogram or bowel screening, please take a look.

The website www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk has a wealth of useful health and lifestyle information in an easy read format.  Please ignore any information on this site which is area specific as this organisation is not in our area.

We have recently had a Learning Disability Health Assessment Audit carried out at our surgery to evaluate how well we do with our Health Assessments. You will be pleased to know, we are at the highest level which is GOLD. This means we are supporting patients with learning disabilities to the best of our ability.