Easy Read Health Screening Information

Here are some information sheets about some health checks to help explain what to expect at your appointment

If you have a learning disability you can get extra support and time at your GP appointments if you are on their LD register, this leaflet tells you what support you can get


Here is a template letter you can fill in and give to your GP surgery to tell them you want to be added to their LD register and what extra support you need:

template GP Access needs letter

Your free NHS health check is important to make sure any health problems are found quickly, this leaflet tells you about the check:

NHS Health Check Info EasyRead

Breast Screening is very important and women aged between 50 and 70 should be invited every 3 years this leaflet helps explain what to expect at your screening appointment

An Easy Guide to Breast Screening – 2021

All women over 25 are invited to come for cervical screening. Having cervical screening is a way of looking for changes down below.

An Easy Guide to Cervical Screening – 2021

having a colonoscopy is important to help diagnose a number of bowel conditions, this guide helps explain the process


It is important for men to check their balls regularly for any changes, this leaflet shows how to check and what changes to look for:

How to look After My Balls

Cancer of the bowel is more common in older people. this leaflet explains the test for screening for bowel cancer:

An Easy Guide to Bowel Cancer Screening – 2021


If you have type 2 diabetes it is very important you understand how to keep healthy:

What to do when you have diabetes – An easy read guide_0

Health Action Plans are to help you, your carers and your medical team know what your plans are to keep healthy. This is an example of a Health Action Plan:

health_action_plan PDF


Hospital Passports are important as they will tell the staff at the hospital all of the important information about you and your health, this includes how you communicate and any accommodations you need to feel more comfortable while you are at the hospital.


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