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My Health Focus Group: 28th April 2023

Meeting date: April 28, 2023

Focus Group:

Agenda Item

  • Item 1.
    Where are we now: Annual Health Checks and Health Action Plans
  • Item 2.
    Annual Health Check Improvements
  • Item 2a.
    LD Friendly GP Practice Pilot – Andrea
  • Item 2b.
    Social Prescribing and Peer Educator programme
  • Item 3.
    Annual Health Check Video
  • Item 4.
    Your experiences of Annual Health Checks and Health Action Plans – FLINGA

Who attended

9

Self Advocates

1

Families and Carers

2

Key Organisations

5

Provider Organisations

2

Board Members

Guest Speakers

  • Items 1 – 4
    Wendy Scott, Suffolk Integrated Care Board
  • Item 2a & 2b
    Andrea Clark, Ace Anglia


Item 3. Annual Health Check Video

Item 1. Where are we now: Annual Health Checks and Health Action Plans

  • You Said
    How is communication effective around the annual health checks?
  • Response
    We have worked hard to make things accessible and various streams to improve communication and reasonable adjustments around GP practices.
  • You Said
    Mental health trusts are doing their own separate piece of work looking into AHC’s.
  • Response
    It’s all part of a system wide approach with consent of GP surgeries and why some individuals do not an annual health check.
  • You Said
    When I’ve gone to have my AHC and taken in my form, they have just recycled it and not given it back to me.
  • Response
    We know, we are working on that. Some GP’s don’t realise people want them back.
  • You Said
    Some people are finding it hard to get appointments with e-consults or phoning up and having to wait a long time on hold which is difficult for people with learning disabilities.
  • Response
    There are pockets with this problem, so this shows that AHC’s are important.

Item 2a. LD Friendly GP Practice Pilot

  • You Said
    With all this work on Annual Health Checks what is the aim at the end?
  • Response
    Make sure people have good quality health care.
  • You Said
    How often do you do your job as a peer educator with annual health checks?
  • Response
    4 hours a week doing 1 or 2 workshops a week. But we don’t go to Lowestoft, but we could do online sessions.

Item 2b. Social Prescribing and Peer Educator programme

  • You Said
    Did you have to have training to be a peer educator?
  • Response
    There has been training and a lot of practice when putting the workshops together until gained enough confidence to host workshops.
  • You Said
    If people were interested in being a peer educator do they contact ACE?
  • Response
    If people are interested they can keep an eye out on our website if we have jobs or if they are interested in finding out information, they can express an interest with us.

Item 4. Flinga

  • You Said
    I feel nervous about going to my annual health check.
  • You Said
    The doctor mentioned about my weight to help me.
  • You Said
    The doctor included me when he asked about my health.
  • You Said
    I don't want my annual health check booklet shredded. What about hospital passport could it be a health passport?
  • You Said
    Do GP's have a LD digital flag which highlights individual reasonable adjustments.
  • You Said
    I haven't been to my GP clinic in a few years, because of the pandemic. I think my GP has changed.
  • You Said
    Annual health check is helping me to stay healthy and being active.
  • You Said
    It's so difficult to get an appointment but I am nervous about discussing my medical history with someone I don't know and have never met before.
  • You Said
    For my brother understanding what the results of the health. Check were and what he needed to do next was a challenge. He felt the Dr rushed the explanation and didn't check he had understood.
  • You Said
    Consistent GP/Nurse.
  • You Said
    I can't see my registered GP and when passed on to someone different makes me feel stressed and nervous.
  • You Said
    Are GP's and other health workers doing medication reviews offering easy read leaflets where needed.
  • You Said
    The pre health check questionnaire is not being given to me.
  • You Said
    I can't see my registered GP and when passed on to someone different makes me feel stressed and nervous.

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