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Publication, Part of

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

Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
GP practices, Regions, Country
Date Range:
01 Jan 2017 to 31 Mar 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.


  • 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.


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