When choosing a health screen you are often faced with a confusing number of options sometimes offering unnecessary investigations. Our health screens performed by doctors, provide genuine assessments of your health and are designed to help detect and identify any potential health issues and address them before they become a problem.
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.
Executive Medical Screen £245
Prevention is far better than cure and our executive screen will identify common medical problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, lung disease, anaemia and infections which could become chronic and life threatening. By recognising and treating diseases early long term complications may be prevented. Your risks will be identified and advice given to avoid future problems.
Premier Medical Screen £445
For a more comprehensive screen we will check for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, lung disease, anaemia, infections, kidney and liver disease, calcium and Vitamin D deficiency (can present with symptoms of bone and muscle aches and general tiredness), iron levels, prostate cancer for men and thyroid problems which are common in women. Women may also have a cervical smear if needed. An ECG will also be performed to detect any heart abnormalities.
Healthy Heart Screen £745
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK with more than a quarter or around 160,000 deaths each year (British Heart Foundation). About 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from heart problems. Regular check ups is key to identify heart disease and early intervention is proven to lead to better survival.
Our cardiac screen aims to identify heart disease and calculates your risk profile (with the aid of the new PLAC test) with the aim of preventing future serious life threatening conditions.
In addition to blood tests and a heart tracing (ECG) an exercise stress echo test, performed by a consultant cardiologist, will accurately visualise the motion of the heart's walls, valves and pumping action when the heart is stressed by exercise and may reveal a lack of blood flow or valve damage to the heart that isn't always apparent on other heart tests.
Cancer Screen £745
Approximately 330,500 people in the UK get diagnosed with cancer each year (Cancer Research) and more than one in three people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.
Evidence shows the earlier a cancer is diagnosed the better the chance of survival. There are many screening tests which are now available for early detection of the common cancers and provide an indication to see if further tests should be performed.
Mr Y a 48 year old director of his own company attended for a health screen. He last checked his cholesterol 3 years ago which was mildly elevated and has been otherwise well apart from getting some difficulty in breathing when running.
Being a father of 3 young children and with a busy work schedule he had little time for exercise and whilst he was careful what he ate at home having to entertain his clients on a regular basis had led to a poor diet. He was a non-smoker and his alcohol intake was above the recommend units per week. His mother had high blood pressure and his father suffered from a heart attack in his late 50s.
His examination revealed he was overweight with a BMI above 32 and his blood pressure was mildly elevated at 159/93. A blood test was performed which showed his cholesterol to be raised at 6.3 mmol/l and his PLAC test put him in the category of high risk.
Taking in to account his lifestyle and findings from the health screen it was felt appropriate to perform an ECG and exercise echocardiogram. This revealed evidence of poor blood flow to the heart and he was immediately referred to a consultant cardiologist at his local private hospital.
Further investigations revealed a blockage in the main artery to his heart and he subsequently underwent angioplasty and stent insertion thus preventing a life threating heart attack. He made a good recovery from the procedure and has consequently made lifestyle changes brining his cholesterol and blood pressure within the normal range.
Evidence shows that screening can prevent serious diseases and early intervention leads to a better long term outcomes.