Learning Disabilities


What Defines a Learning Disability?

A learning disability is lifelong condition and is different for everyone. The Department of Health and Social Care (2001) define a learning disability as "a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence), with a reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning), which started before adulthood.". The degree of disability can vary significantly, ranging from mild, moderate, severe or profound. 

Annual Physical Health Checks

Everyone who is over 14 years old and on their doctors learning disability register qualifies for an annual health check. During your physical health check you will:

At Aintree PCN we aim to make access to the GP as easy as possible. We can arrange and provide reasonable adjustments, such as longer appointments or beginning or end of the day appointments to avoid busy waiting areas. 

To discuss your physical health check or for more support and information, please contact our Learning Disability Care Coordinator Emma on 07548832724 or email emma.durkin@livgp.nhs.uk

NHS England have provided information regarding the learning disability register and the support it can provide. Please follow this link to find out more: Learning disabilities - NHS (www.nhs.uk)