Is it time you treated yourself or your
employees to a medical MOT?
It is said that prevention is better than
a cure and in terms of our good health this is often
true. In most cases the early diagnosis of an illness
leads to increased success of management or treatment
of the problem. A thorough health assessment with an
experienced screening physician is designed to review
an individuals overall health and well being and
detect any potential problems at an early stage. Dependent
on the findings of your assessment, your doctor can
suggest certain lifestyle changes that may make a positive
impact on your future health and reduce the risk of
Health assessments for individuals
Many individuals are now deciding to have
a full health assessment. For many it is an opportunity
to discuss any minor concerns that have been at the
back of their mind for some time, for others it is an
opportunity to seek peace of mind and advice on preventative
measures and for some it may provide the opportunity
for a second opinion on their general state of health.
You can have a health assessment at any
stage in your life. You may want to be checked over
before you retire, whilst you are going through the
menopause or before you change jobs. You may require
a health assessment for a specific purpose, such as
when applying for life assurance.
Whatever your specific needs are our health
assessment programme can be adapted to suit you.
Health assessments for corporate clients
More and more companies are recognising
the benefits of pre-employment medicals and regular
health checks for their employees. Monitoring the health
of your staff on an ongoing basis illustrates commitment
to their general well being and is an increasingly attractive
benefit to both employers and employees.
Millions of working days are lost each
year through illness and staff sickness can have a dramatic
effect on productivity. Health screening can have a
positive impact on your business in a variety of ways
- Prevention and early diagnosis of illness
resulting in fewer days of absence.
- A higher level of employee fitness
through a programme of ongoing assessment.
- Pre employment medicals ensure that
your chosen candidate is medically capable of undertaking
all aspects of the vacant position.
- Many employees now look for screening
programmes within the benefit package being offered
- Illustrates a companys commitment
and dedication to their employees, recognising the
importance of their staff in their success.
For your staff benefits of the screening
- Time dedicated to reflection about
their general health and well being, something they
may usually be too busy to spend any time on.
- A confidential opportunity to spend
time with a screening physician discussing any aspects
of their health that may have not wanted to trouble
their own GP with.
- A feeling of worth, that their company
values their health and is willing to invest in them.
Whilst our health assessment programme
is recognised as a comprehensive screen, companies may
have specific requirements and specifically designed
programmes can be devised for these purposes.
At the health assessment
Prior to your appointment you will be
asked to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire.
This will help focus your attention on any aspects of
your health that you would like to discuss with your
screening physician and also provides them with a thorough
picture of both your current health and your previous
On arrival you will be greeted by the
clinic receptionist who will check all of your personal
details and show you to a comfortable waiting area.
Your designated nurse will collect you from there and
will undertake a number of preliminary tests prior to
your consultation with the doctor. This will take approximately
one hour. Once the nurse has completed all of her tests
she will show you back to the waiting area, where you
will be offered refreshments. Once you have had something
to eat and drink you will be shown through to meet your
You will spend approximately one hour
with your doctor, who will go through your comprehensive
health questionnaire with you, discussing any areas
of particular concern. Your doctor will review the findings
of the tests carried out by the nurse and will also
undertake a thorough examination. Following examination
and dependent on clinical need your doctor may then
organise further tests for you, such as a mammogram
or a chest x-ray, and these will be carried out for
you once your consultation is complete.
Following your appointment your screening
physician will review all of your test results and complete
your personalised report. This will include details
of all of their findings and their suggestions of how
you may improve your general health. Your report will
usually be sent to you within two weeks of your attendance.
Should there be any particular areas of concern your
screening physician will telephone you to discuss these
and suggest appropriate action, such as onward referral
to a specialist consultant. A copy of your report will
also be sent to your own GP.
What is included in the screen?
- Hearing and vision tests
- Resting blood pressure and resting
- Lung function test
- Height, weight and body mass index
- Urine analysis
- Blood tests biochemistry and
- Homocysteine blood test to identify
risk of cardiovascular disease
- Consultation and examination with screening
Additional tests undertaken as appropriate
- Bilateral mammogram for female
clients over 40 years old where clinically indicated.
- Cervical smear for female clients
where clinically indicated
- Faecal occult stool test
- Thyroid stimulating hormone level
for clients 50 years and older to assess how the thyroid
gland is functioning.
- PSA for male clients 50 years
and older to identify problems associated with the
- Chest x-ray where clinically
- Exercise ECG on request
Female Health Assessment: £425.00
Male Health Assessment: £375.00
For corporate clients discounts may be
available dependent on volumes of clients needing to
be screened. Please telephone 01628 760900 for further