Commissioned by Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk NHS CCGs. The LD annual health check peer educator network supports the increase in the uptake of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities in east and west Suffolk.
Through the delivery of an awareness session, organisations and peer educators within these are given the resources and support to run training for themselves. This aims to inform and empower people to feel confident about booking and attending their annual health check.
The free awareness workshops are run by peer-educators . They include a presentation with hands on activities using real medical equipment, so people can really get a feel for what will happen at their annual health check. We hope too that it will reduce some of the worries people may have about going to see their GP at the surgery. Also included are films made by Ace Anglia of doctors explaining some of the things that will happen in a friendly and fun way.
Help us spread the message that annual health checks can check to see if you are healthy and find any problems early. They can help you to live longer and happier lives.
Don’t Miss Out!
How can I get my annual health check?
- Make sure you are on your GP’s learning disability register
- Call your GP surgery to find out and get registered or get someone to support you to
- You should then be sent an invite once a year
- If you have not had one call your GP surgery or speak to liaison.nursesLD@nsft.nhs.uk to ask for one
Who are Ace Anglia’s health peer educators?
How you or your organisation can become part of the network
You can keep a look out for awareness sessions being run in an organisation you go to or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07961743328 to get the awareness session in your organisation, service, group, school or college.
The organisations currently part of the network are: