Going to the Doctor is not always easy if you have a learning disability.
By joining the Learning Disability register you can get:-
•Extra support when you visit your doctor – including making an appointment
•Support to understand your doctor and your information.
•More time to talk about how you are feeling
You may also be able to have an Annual Health Check.
Please follow the link provided to see our downloadable resources available to you on our Mencap Website:-
We've created some helpful resources to help you or the people you support get on the learning disability register, including:
•an easy read guide for people with a learning disability
•a guide for people who support someone with a learning disability
•a template letter to give to your doctor
•Awareness posters to print off and display.
This has come to light more recently with the COVID Vaccinations and people have not been notified when the person with a learning disability and falls under the extremely clinically vulnerable group or extremely vulnerable group. The GP’s information gets sent over to the NHS who in turn send out the letters or texts to say an appointment has been booked or be given a link to book their vaccination appointment.
Has anyone found this out or was not aware of this?