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Learning Disabilities Health Check Scheme, England, Quarter 4, 2016-17


Publication date: 09:30 August 10, 2017


The learning disabilities health check scheme is designed to encourage practices to identify all patients aged 14 and over with learning disabilities, to maintain a learning disabilities 'health check' register and offer them an annual health check, which will include producing a health action plan.

The learning disabilities health check scheme operates on a quarterly basis. This release contains data for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 reporting year.

The learning disabilities health check scheme is one of a number of GP enhanced services. Enhanced services are voluntary reward programmes that cover primary medical services; one of their main aims is to reduce the burden on secondary care services. Data for other enhanced services are published annually, the latest release of these data is available at

Key Facts

  • Data were collected from 90.6 per cent of all practices that were open and active at any point in the reporting year to date
  • 58,231* patients aged 14 years or over on practices' agreed learning disabilities registers received a learning disability health check in the reporting quarter (these patients had not received a health check in a previous quarter in this financial year)

There are known data quality issues associated with these data. These are detailed in the Excel workbook.


Date Range: 01 January 2017 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England

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