Review Health Assessments (RHA’s) will be carried out by a specialist nurse who will visit you at your foster carer’s home or in a clinic or at school if you prefer.
During your health assessment the nurse will ask questions about your health and will check your height and weight.
You will be offered the opportunity to be seen alone but if you don’t want to your carer can stay for the whole assessment. You won’t need to get undressed.
You and your carer will be asked to fill in a strengths and difficulties questionnaire. Your carer will also be asked about any other medical appointments you may have attended including your dentist and optician.
Your health assessment is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about your health or general wellbeing. This is your health assessment and we want you to be involved.
The nurse can give advice about lots of topics, including:
- Emotional problems
- Diet and exercise
- Drug/alcohol use
- Sexual health
- Behaviour difficulties
Following your health assessment you and/or your carer will be sent a copy of your health care plan. Your nurse will refer you onto specialist NHS services if you require them.
You can contact the nursing team on 0300 131 4520 if you want to discuss any health concerns at any time.