If you’ve been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or psychosis your GP should ensure that you have a regular annual check up. Your practice may already have written to you to invite you to a check up. If you’ve not received a letter from your GP surgery, you can make an appointment yourself and we really recommend that you do.
You could also see if you are on your GP surgery’s severe mental illness register. Being on this register simply means that you will get a reminder for your health check.
In some areas of the country, local mental health services do their own physical health checks rather than GP surgeries.