Health screening for people with learning disabilities
Evidence shows that people with a learning disability are less likely to access health screening.
Uptake for certain screening tests is lower compared to the general population, and some tests can be harder for people with a learning disability to engage with.
The following resources and guidance are provided to help people with a learning disability better understand and access screening if they wish to do so.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
Bowel cancer screening
- A leaflet about bowel cancer screening (GOV.UK)
- A leaflet on the colonoscopy procedure (GOV.UK)
- An easy read guide to explain what happens during a CTC scan (GOV.UK)
- A picture-based guide to bowel cancer screening (Beyond Words)
- A picture-based guide to having a colonoscopy (Beyond Words)
- An easy guide about cervical screening for women aged 25 to 64 (GOV.UK)
- A picture-based guide to cervical screening (Beyond Words)
Diabetic Eye Screening
Sexual Health screening
- How I look after my balls - a picture-based guide (Beyond Words)
- Visiting the sexual health clinic - a picture-based guide (Beyond Words)