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Learning disabilities health check scheme


This service is an enhanced service that is agreed with the General Practitioners committee of the BMA. This service will support delivery and payment of the service. It will also provide important activity data which will support future commissioning decisions made by NHS England.

CQRS performs a check against the practice's local learning disability register to ensure that practices cannot claim for more learning disability health checks than there are patients on their local learning disability register.

Purpose and outline

In 2018/19 GP practices will be entitled to a quarterly health check completion payment as agreed by the contractual negotiations comprising £140 for each patient aged 14 or over in the financial year on the practices agreed learning disabilities register who received a compliant health check delivered by the practice in that quarter. Only one payment may be made as regards to any patient in any one financial year.

On CQRS there are two inputs for this enhanced service:

  1. LD001 input number: The number of those patients aged 14 years or over in the financial year on the practice's agreed learning disabilities register who received a completed health check by the practice in this quarter.
  2. LD001 maximum: The number of patients aged 14 years or over in the financial year on the practice's agreed learning disabilities register

How this service is commissioned and provided

Regional Local Offices commission this service from GP practices.

NHS England service specifications

NHS Employers Guidance and Technical requirements


Information about this service

Quality service start date: 1 April 2020

Quality service end date: 31 March 2021

Collection frequency: Quarterly

Payment period: Quarterly

Manual or automatic entry: Automatic data collection - however, practices are still required to manually enter their register size

Included in data collection: All GP system suppliers

Co-commissioning: Yes

Classification: Enhanced service (co-commissioned)

Service guides

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) user guides describe how to participate, manually enter and declare achievement for this service.

Payment count/clinical codes

Commissioners and practice should refer to our supporting business rules for information on management information counts and clinical codes.

Further information to support users can be found on the SNOMED CT Implementation in Primary Care site, including Codes to support Technical Requirements 18-19 -  a document providing appropriate Read v2 and CTV3 codes for SNOMED CT concept ID.

Last edited: 11 April 2020 7:49 am