Primary health care of people with a learning disability
We are committed to the importance of general health and wellbeing for good mental health.
Researchers at Cardiff University, led by Professor Mike Kerr, have developed the Welsh health check for people with a learning disability. The Welsh health check has been designed to be an annual health check by doctors and nurses in primary care for people aged 14 years and older with intellectual disability. It aims to provide a systemic physical health check including physical examination, medical review and health check action plan. It takes approximately 1 hour to complete and is a free resource.
The Welsh health check is delivered annually to around 100,000 people through their GP, and forms part of UK and Welsh government health policy.
The most recent version is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and their website provides further information on the process. Below we also have translations available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.