Annual Health Checks

The Scottish Government have introduced Annual Health Checks for everyone in Scotland aged 16+ who has a learning disability. Some Local Health Boards have already contacted people with a learning disability in their area to invite them for their first Annual Health Check and others will be doing so in the coming months.


These Annual Health Checks will be a key vehicle for monitoring health and identifying any underlying health conditions that people with Down’s syndrome may have and then moving quickly to appropriate treatment. A well-executed Annual Health Check can save lives.


We have developed several resources to help support all those involved in the Annual Health Checks to get the most out of them. You can find these below.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Annual Health Checks – our Family Support Team are available to help give them a call on 0300 030 2121 or email


For Adults with Down’s Syndrome


For Parents and Carers


For Health Professionals