You will have plenty of time to discuss any concerns et cetera with the nurse.
Includes an overall review of results, a personalised health action plan and advice on any relevant medical and lifestyle issues.
Detailed review of medical history, also family, social, occupational history and lifestyle, also gynaecological history taken for women.
Assessment of nutrition, exercise, alcohol, and general balance of life.
Overall review of stress related to lifestyle issues
Calculates Body Mass Index and body fat percentage
Important for monitoring heart conditions
Includes tests for protein, blood, sugar, ketones, infections, pus cells, pH and nitrites.
A comprehensive analysis examining total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL cholesterol and liver, kidney and thyroid function. Other tests include those for gout, diabetes, metabolic disorders, infection, anaemia and other chronic diseases.
Self-awareness discussed and taught
Self-awareness discussed and taught
Examination of breast to check for lumps or abnormalities
We have plenty of resources to offer for your health care programme
An immunity test for German measles
History taken and advice given with any vaccination recommendations
The resting ECG looks at the electrical activity of the heart at rest and can help find silent heart problems as well as those where symptoms are present.
Uses the Frammingham Risk Assessment guidelines to estimate a 10 year risk for “hard” coronary heart disease outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death). These guidelines are designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.
This detects the presence of blood in the stool and is recommended for patients over the age of 45. The option of referral for a sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or virtua lcolonoscopy will be discussed and advised upon where appropriate.
Screening for prostate cancer is by measurement of the PSA (prostate specific antigen) together with digital rectal examination. It is recommended for patients over 45 and those with a family history of prostate cancer.
Thin Prep cytology uses the latest technique for sampling cervical cells being more effective than the conventional PAP Smear for the detection of abnormal cells and the reduction of inadequate specimens.
If clinically indicated, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) gonorrhoea and Chlamydia (one of the causes of infertility) can be tested for at extra.
The CA125 tumour marker and high resolution colour Doppler scanning are both used to help detect ovarian cancer (organized at Spire or Nuffield Hospitals in Leicester).
Thyroid Disease can be silent in its early stages and is also a great mimicker of disease.
A combined blood test which includes detection of antibodies the HIV 1 and 2 viruses and the HIV p24 antigen. The benefit of having a test for the p24 antigen is that it allows earlier detection of HIV infection from as soon as 4 weeks after contact, compared to 12 weeks when it is omitted. Other tests for sexually transmitted infections can be organized after discussion with the nurse.
A common and treatable form of sexually transmitted disease
Indicated in women with mild abnormalities detected at routine cervical screening or those with a previous history of abnormal cervical smears. HPV detection is a more sensitive marker for cervical disease then cervical smears alone.
There are a multitude of other tests which can be carried out and if you have any particular health worries the doctor will suggest further tests that may be appropriate.
Indicated when symptoms or signs of urethral infection are present to identify infections such as Candida (commonly known as thrush), bacterial infections, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus, commonly known as wart virus), Gonorrhoea.
Wrist monitor given for 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure analysis. Results electronically received and analysed at the surgery.
State of the art imaging such as EBT scans, referrals for CT & MRI imaging.
Regular mammography screening has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality by up to 30-50%. These can be carried out annually over the age of 40 years. Under 40 years they can only usually be done if you have a family history of cancer. Please discuss this with the doctor.
Indicated when symptoms or signs of vaginal infection are present to identify infections such as Candida (commonly known as thrush), bacterial infections and Gonorrhoea.
Will reduce your risk of contracting this virus via sexual intercourse. We can offer this vaccination to you here. Please ask our staff about it when you book or during your consultation
Can detect vitamin, mineral and other micronutrient deficiencies.
Private prescriptions can be given for any medication required. Some medicines are available directly from the practice.