All your medical records and results will be entirely confidential. We recommend a health screen every 2 years for those under 50 and annually for those over 50.
Personalised Health Screening
This medical is very comprehensive and is directed at anyone who truly wants a thorough check. It is aimed at detecting common medical problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, lung disease, anaemia, infections, kidney and liver disease, calcium levels, iron levels, prostate cancer for men, thyroid problems (which are common in women) and vitamin D deficiency which can lead to bone/muscle aches and general tiredness.
An appointment is first booked with a highly experienced nurse and a urine and stool test kit is posted out before the appointment. The appointment lasts roughly an hour and the nurse carries out the following:
- Blood Tests (Please see list below)
- “Q-risk” Assessment – a cardiovascular disease calculator
- Height, weight, BMI and blood pressure readings
- Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Measurement – to check lung function
- ECG to check for heart disease and rhythm abnormalities.
Once all the test results have come back from the laboratory, (about 3-4 days later), a 40-minute examination takes place with a G.P. They will conduct a full head to toe examination of the body including a prostate and testicular exam for men and a breast examination for women. The G.P will then discuss the test results and address any concerns, symptoms, past medical history, family history and medication. The G.P can then issue any prescriptions needed and make referrals to any necessary specialists.
The Blood Tests include:
- Full lipid profile (cholesterol and more)
- Full blood count and ESR (non-specific inflammation)
- Kidney function
- Liver function
- Bone profile
- Thyroid function
- Diabetes check
- Vitamin D level
- Prostate specific antigen
Further tests and services if required or requested will be charged as extra—this includes cervical smear test, sexual health tests, chest X-ray etc.
After the appointment with the G.P, a Personalised Health Screening Report containing all the results of the tests and examinations is emailed or sent in the post. The report also includes recommendations and advice from the GP if needed to improve health and wellbeing going forward.