Learning disabilities: part three


  • Welcome
  • Learning disabilities and physical health
  • Annual health checks
  • Concurrent physical health conditions
  • Sleep and dysphagia
  • Epilepsy
  • Action & Evaluation


This module is the third in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with a learning disability. It will consider the importance of an annual health check and how to best support people who have a learning disability with the most common concurrent physical health conditions.

All people with a learning disability should receive an annual health check


After reading this module, you will:

  • Understand how you can support people with both a learning disability and concurrent physical health conditions
  • Be aware of the lifestyle advice that you can pass onto these customers and their carers. 

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning programme and learning campaign on Learning disabilities and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at cppe.ac.uk.

Have you completed the first two modules in this series about learning disabilities?

Part one: Learning disabilities in context

Part two: Communication and consultation skills.

Originally Published by Training Matters