Health Screening

 


  The Essential
Health Screen
The Executive
Health Screen
The Executive Plus
Health Screen
A medical history & life style questionnaire        
Doctors consultation        
Blood Pressure, Height, Weight & BMI measurement        
Diabetes check        
Cholesterol check        
Coronary Heart Disease risk check        
Doctors Medical Examination        
Stress Analysis        
Blood Tests including; a full blood count, biochemistry profile, liver function, kidney function, cholesterol and diabetes check        
Urine Analysis        
Lung function test (spirometry)        
Resting ECG        
Bowel Cancer Screen        
Personalised medical report & health advice        
Exercise ECG        
Thyroid function test        
Prostate cancer screen for men        
Cervical smear for women        

 

Why is Health Screening Important?

With a health screen you can gain a detailed picture of your overall health and it allows for the early detection and effective treatment of potential health problems.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the biggest killer in the UK with 2.6 million people in the UK living with coronary heart disease. CVD accounted for >190,000 deaths in the UK in 2007, almost one third of all deaths. Risk factors contributing to CVD include; obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. It has been shown that nearly 60% of men and women have a blood cholesterol above the recommended value of <5.0 mmol/l.

Diabetes has been shown to be another key cause of morbidity and mortality with 2.6 million diabetics in the UK in 2009, with an estimated 4 million by 2025. In 2008 145,000 new cases were diagnosed in the UK and another estimated 500,000 cases remain undiagnosed. Complications of diabetes includes; cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy.

Cancer is a growing problem with 298,000 cases diagnosed in the UK in 2007. There are over 200 types of cancers but the four most common include breast, lung, colorectal (bowel) and prostate cancer and these account for 54% of all new cases. Cancer is a key cause of mortality with 156,723 deaths from cancer in the UK in 2008, with one in four deaths in the UK caused by cancer.

Therefore by checking for early signs of cancer, heart disease, diabetes & other illnesses you are giving yourself the opportunity of a longer, healthier life and providing yourself with peace of mind.


What are we Offering You?

The Edgbaston Private Medical Practice is able to offer you a personal and flexible service. Patients are offered the appropriate time for a full assessment of their healthcare needs.

  1. Appointments are available 7 days a week.

We offer a test service that is tailored to your specific requirements, anything from a general check up to a full health screening including scans.

Counselling is available if necessary and we are able to help with any lifestyle changes following your results.

 

The Health Screens that we Offer are:


  1. The Essential Health Screen £100.00

The Essential Health Screen involves a series of health tests including: blood pressure measurement, blood glucose and cholesterol profile. This will allow you to understand the likelihood of developing common health conditions such a Type II Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke.

Our trained doctors will then discuss your results with you and provide advice on lifestyle changes and on how to reduce the likelihood of developing these common health conditions.

This screen is perfect for individuals who would like advice on fitness and lifestyle and how to minimise health risks in the future.

This Health Screen Includes:

  • 30 minute consultation with a doctor
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement
  • A medical history and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Diabetes check
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Cholesterol profile
  • Height measurement
  • CVD risk score
  • Weight measurement

Equivalent price at Nuffield Hospital £230, BMI Healthcare £150 and BUPA £149


  1. The Executive Health Screen £395.00

The Executive Health Screen involves a series of health tests including a full blood count and biochemistry profile, liver and kidney function tests and a full cardiovascular and lung function assessment. This will give you an overview of your current health status and allow you to understand the likelihood of developing health conditions such a Coronary Heart Disease, Emphysema and Liver Disease.

Our trained doctors will then discuss your results with you, provide an in depth personalised medical report and provide advice on lifestyle changes and on how to reduce the likelihood of developing these health conditions.

This screen is perfect for individuals who would like an insight into their current health status and advice on how to minimise health risks in the future.

This Health Screen Includes:

  • Up to 1 hour consultation with a doctor
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • A medical history and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Resting ECG
  • Doctors medical examination
  • CVD risk score
  • Height, Weight and BMI measurement
  • Lung function test
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Neurological assessment
  • Diabetes check
  • Breast examination
  • Stress analysis
  • Bowel cancer screen
  • Urine analysis
  • Gastrointestinal and genitourinary examination
  • Comprehensive blood tests (blood count, biochemistry profile, liver function, kidney function, bone biochemistry and more)
  • Comprehensive personalised medical report
  • Cholesterol profile

Equivalent price at Nuffield Hospital £460, BMI Healthcare £425 and BUPA £299


  1. The Executive Plus Health Screen
  1. Male screen £645.00
  2. Female screen £675.00

The Executive Plus Health Screen involves a series of health tests including thyroid, liver and kidney function tests, a full cardiovascular and lung function assessment, bowel cancer screen, prostate cancer screen for men and a cervical cancer screen for women. This will give you an overview of your current health status and allow you to understand the likelihood of developing health conditions such a Coronary Heart Disease, Cervical Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Liver Disease.

Our trained doctors will then discuss your results with you, provide an comprehensive personalised medical report and provide advice on lifestyle changes, how to reduce the likelihood of developing these health conditions and refer to a Consultant if necessary.

This screen is perfect for individuals who would like an in depth insight into their current health status, advice on how to minimise health risks in the future and address current health problems.

This Health Screen Includes:

  • Up to 1 hour consultation with a doctor
  • Cardiovascular assessment
  • A medical history and lifestyle questionnaire
  • Resting ECG
  • Doctors medical examination
  • Exercise ECG
  • Height, Weight and BMI measurement
  • CVD risk score
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Lung function test
  • Diabetes check
  • Neurological assessment
  • Stress analysis
  • Breast examination
  • Urine analysis
  • Bowel cancer screen
  • Comprehensive blood tests (blood count, biochemistry profile, liver function, kidney function, bone biochemistry and more)
  • Gastrointestinal and genitourinary examination
  • Cholesterol profile
  • Comprehensive personalised medical report
  • Thyroid function test
  • PSA (prostate cancer) test for men
  • Cervical smear for women

Equivalent price at Nuffield Hospital £615, BMI Healthcare £580 and BUPA £575

In addition to the above health screens, we can work with you to arrange any additional tests required to address your health concerns, such as CT scans, MRI scans, X-rays or an Ultrasound.


  1.  Call Today To Book Your Health Screen 0121 454 9535

 

FAQs

What is BMI?

The BMI (Body Mass Index) is a useful tool to determine the body fat of adult men and women based on height (meters) and weight (kg) and is also a useful tool in calculating ideal body weight. A BMI below 20 is considered underweight, 20 to 24.9 is normal, 25 to 29.9 is classed as overweight and a BMI of 30 and above is classed as obese.

 


 

What is a CVD Risk Score?

The CVD risk score is determined using QRISK®2, which is an innovative new CVD risk calculator. The calculator works out your risk of having a heart attack or stroke over the next ten years. It is suitable for people who do not already have a diagnosis of heart disease or stroke.

 


 

What is an ECG?

A Resting ECG is performed whilst the patient is at rest and is a valuable test for determining abnormal heart rhythms, whether the patient has suffered from a heart attack and how long ago and can detect an enlarged heart, however the test is subject to limitations.

These include being unable to detect all form of heart disease and angina cannot usually be detected by a resting ECG. However these limitations came be overcome with the use of an exercise ECG.

An exercise ECG is performed whilst exercising on either a treadmill or exercise bike. The exercise starts at an easy pace which gradually increases in intensity. The test is approximately 15-20 minutes in length.

The exercise ECG test is used to help diagnose and assess the severity of ischaemic heart disease. This disease is caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries and can cause angina (chest pains) or a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

 


 

What do you need to do to prepare for an Exercise ECG?

Before an Exercise ECG you should avoid a heavy meal for at least one hour before the test. Otherwise, there is no preparation needed. For the test, you may want to wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

 


 

What is a Lung Function Test?

The lung function test is designed to assess the flow of air through the lungs using a Spirometer. This test can be used to diagnose and assess the extent of common lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and emphysema. Abnormalities of flow can reflect the effects of smoking and pollution as well as airways disease.

The test is performed by blowing into a mouth piece as fast as you can and for as long as you can until your lungs are completely empty. Normal reading vary depending on age, size and sex.

 


 

What do you need to do to prepare for a Lung Function Test?

Do not use a bronchodilator inhaler for a set time before the test and avoid alcohol, strenuous exercise, smoking and heavy meals before the test.

 


 

What is a Full Blood Count (FBC)?

A full blood count includes assessment of haemoglobin levels, red cell blood count, MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) and MCH (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin). This allows the diagnosis of anaemia, i.e. low iron levels which can result in you feeling fatigued. A full blood count also includes a white blood cell count and platelet count.

A white blood cell count includes a lymphocyte, neutrophil, basophil, monocyte and eosinophil count and in the case of a raised count would indicate the presence of an infection. In the event of a raised platelet count this would indicate a thrombotic tendency whereas a low count would indicate a bleeding tendency.

 


 

What is a Kidney Function Test?

The kidney function test includes the measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, urea and creatinine. A healthy functioning kidney is able to regulate these electrolytes and deregulation is an indicator of renal damage or disease. The kidney function test also includes an eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) which is used to detect early signs of renal damage.

 


 

What is a Liver Function Test?

The liver function test includes the measurement of bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, aspartate transferase, alanine transferase, lactate dehydrogenase, creatine phosphokinase, gamma GT, total protein, albumin and globin.

Abnormal levels of enzyme expression and decreased protein synthesis is an indicator of liver damage or disease. This can be cause by fatty liver infiltration, alcoholic liver cirrhosis, obstructive or cholestatic liver disease or viral hepatitis.

 


 

What is a Bone Biochemistry Test?

The bone biochemistry test involves the measurement of calcium and phosphate. Bone changes can occur following inadequate dietary intake or following HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) in post-menopausal women.

 


 

What does a Cholesterol Profile Show?

A cholesterol profile includes the measurement of blood triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL (High Density Lipoprotein, i.e. “good cholesterol”) and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein, i.e. “bad cholesterol”). This allows for an overview of all types of cholesterol present in the blood. A high total cholesterol of >5 mmol/l has been proved to be a contributing factor to the development of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and has been show to increase the incidence of stroke.

 


 

What does a Diabetes Check Involve?

A Diabetes check involves a random blood glucose measurement which should ideally be between 3.5 – 7.9 mmol/l. A random blood glucose of above 7.9 mmol/l may indicate diabetes and will require further investigation.

Haemoglobin A1c is also measured during a diabetes check and this provides guidance as to what your average blood glucose level has been for the past 2 -3 months. Persistently high blood glucose levels have been shown to increase the incidence of diabetes related health conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, renal failure, atheroma leading to angina, heart attacks, stroke and poor circulation resulting in poor healing foot and leg ulcerations.