(2) how many practising GPs have (a) had training and (b) been accredited to provide health checks to people with a learning disability.
This information is held at local level and is not available centrally.
(2) how many people with a learning disability have had a health check in the last 12 months.
We have commissioned an extraction of data from a sample of general practitioner (GP) practice clinical systems. This information will be used to inform the continued commissioning of this Directed Enhanced Service through the GP contract arrangements.
We will also collect information to support a newly agreed Vital Sign indicator on the number of health checks completed in 2008-09. This will begin in October. This exercise will be repeated in May 2010 to collect retrospective information on the number of checks completed in 2009-10.