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Dental check-ups

You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks. Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is. The time between check-ups…

Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)

  Designated Clinical Officer Special Education Needs and Disabilities 0-25 The Children and Families Act 2014 places a statutory duty on the NHS, both commissioners and provider authorities to deliver the best support to children and young people and those with special education needs for…

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even…

The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to…

Good Visual Health

A young person’s guide to help with keeping your eyes healthy There are some helpful, Easy Read factsheets that you can use to make sure that you keep your eyes healthy. These include: keep your eyes healthy   Having an eye test   Choosing the right…

Health check

  Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does? By adding your name to the learning disability register you can get better healthcare - and you could have a free Annual Health Check. See the links below under related advice for more information about what…

Healthier Together

Improving the quality of care for children and young people in Wessex Healthier Together provides you with information to help keep your child safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when your child is unwell. It is used by healthcare…

Hospital passport

We would like to know how we can help you if you have a disability. A passport with details about you, including what you like and do not like, will help us to care for you.  If the staff are able to use the passport you…

Introduction to exercise

  What is physical activity and sport? Physical activity means sport, exercise and fitness. For example, walking, running, cycling and swimming. Sport is a type of physical activity. Why is being active important? Physical activity and sport is good for your health and fitness. It…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…
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