Core Health Assessment
What does a core health check include?
The core health check is our main health screening option. It includes a full personal Doctor consultation, key health metrics and a fully personalised report. The assessment is designed to identify individual health and lifestyle risks.
All our health assessments are led from start-to-finish by an experienced Doctor, giving you the highest standards of care at all times. All our Doctors are employed directly too, so you won’t ever be seen by a Locum or agency doctor.
Each of our health assessments also include access to your Doctor at any time following the medical, so there’s always someone at hand to help afterwards too.
How will the health check help me?
Your health check can detect potential health issues before they cause real damage. However, health screening is not a perfect science; please also read the important information at the bottom of this page.
Our complete health assessment will give you an understanding of your overall health condition and help to prevent future illness. It will also answer questions about elements of your health and provide you with a complete overview of your health status.
The health assessments are aimed at reducing your risk of developing diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and kidney disease.
Our expert Doctors will perform various tests to measure your risk of developing these health diseases, and provide recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes, where necessary.
Health screening measurements
As well as a detailed doctor consultation and clinical examination, the core check-up also includes:
- Detailed examination & consultation (45 mins) with a GP
- Height and weight measurements
- Body Mass Index calculation
- Blood pressure
- Urine analysis
- Lung function tests*
- Resting electrocardiograph (ECG) & cardiac risk score*
- PSA prostate blood test (men over 45*)
- Testicular examination*
- Breast assessment*
- Chest X-ray*
- Cervical smear incl. HPV test
- Full blood profile (biochemistry, haematology & blood fats)
- Personalised medical report
* elective test and only if clinically indicated
Important information about health screening
If you’re considering having a health assessment, we think you should know that there may be risks, as well as benefits, associated with any health check.
Risks and benefits
Regular health assessments can increase the chance of finding a health problem at an early stage, when treatment outcomes are usually better and sometimes involve quite simple steps.
However, some tests may rely on an opinion to interpret the results and also may not be 100% sensitive (e.g. mammography – not every cancer will be picked up by the test).
Screening cannot in itself stop you from getting health problems in the first place. Screening can also sometimes yield unclear results and occasionally also incorrect results (called ‘false positives’ or ‘false negatives’). This may mean tests are needed to help decide whether further treatment is needed.
There is also a small chance that screening may detect something that may not have needed treatment or which we cannot understand. This is commonly called ‘overdiagnosis’ in healthcare and it’s particularly true with some cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer, and may mean some people may receive treatment they may not have needed. However, on balance, many more people may have potentially life-saving treatment.
We understand that some tests (and sometimes getting the results) can cause some anxiety and we do all we can to make sure you’re well informed and advised at all times. You can always contact the doctor you saw after your assessment with any questions too.
If you’re considering having a health assessment and are concerned about any of the tests, or any aspect of your health, the best thing to do is speak to any doctor. You can also speak to any member of our team if you’d like an outline of the different tests we conduct at any time too, or any other help.
Although health screening may not always be a perfect science, we believe it can give you a good chance to understand your own health and give you useful, personal health advice.