Medical screenings and other health checks

The earlier a condition is spotted, the easier it is to treat. We recommend regular health checks, especially for people over the age of 40. We also offer employment and work medicals.

Personalised annual medical screenings

Our personalised health check provides a truly comprehensive assessment of your health – effectively an MOT for your body to check everything is in good working order.

We recommend a health screen every two years for those under 40 and annually for those over 40. All your results and records will be entirely confidential.

This medical is designed to detect 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.

A two part check

The check begins with an appointment with a nurse to carry out tests. When the results are back, you will have an appointment with a GP who carries out a thorough examination of the body.

Part One – The initial appointment with a highly experienced nurse lasts roughly 45 minutes. The nurse carries out the following:

  • Blood tests (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
  • Urine dip test

Part Two – Once all the test results have come back from the laboratory (about 2-3 days later), the 40-minute examination takes place with a GP. 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 GP will then discuss the test results and address any concerns, symptoms, past medical history, family history and medication. The GP 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

A stool kit is given at this appointment and it can be carried out at home and then posted to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope provided.

Further tests can be requested but these will be charged as extra – this includes cervical smear test, sexual health tests, chest X-ray etc.

A Personalised Health Screening Report containing all the results of the tests and examinations is emailed or sent in the post. This also includes recommendations and advice from the GP, if needed, to improve health and wellbeing going forward.

Cost: £490

 

Other health checks/medicals

We carry out a range of tests and checks for specific conditions or purposes.

  • Prostate test and examination – with detailed counselling on the pros and cons of the tests. Cost £110.50 (the price includes the 20-minute GP appointment and blood test)
  • Smear test – An appointment with one of our nurses is £89 and an appointment with a doctor is £140 The laboratory will test for the presence of the HPV virus and if it is positive, then a cytology test will be carried out free of charge to check for abnormal cells. The results can take up to a week to come back.
  • Sexual health testing – blood tests, urine and swab analysis are available to test for the full range of sexually transmitted diseases. Please contact our reception team for prices.
  • Blood screening – hundreds of blood tests are available to screen for many conditions, illnesses and diseases. Please click on Blood Tests in our services menu for more information.
  • Sports medicals such as those needed for marathons, motorsport (MSA), boxing plus more. Most medicals can be carried out in a 20-minute GP appointment which costs £89. Some medicals may take a bit longer and will be priced slightly higher. Please contact our reception team for more information and a quote.

 

 

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