A comprehensive health screen with testing for heart health and man and woman health checks

COMING SOON - AUTUMN 2019

Please note that we are unable to offer some GP services, including private medical screens, until late 2019. To find out more information about why, contact us today. We are still able to offer all private medicals.

About The Package

Cost: £425

The Gold Health Screen from Your Private Health has a comprehensive range of tests, scans and examinations so that we can gain a full picture of your health. It offers all of the same tests that are available on the Silver Screen, including ECG and blood testing, yet it has additional checks for mens health or womens health.

What Does The Gold Screening Package Include?

Spirometry

Spirometry is a method of assessing lung function and how well you can breathe. It is a reliable method of diagnosing respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. This test is not included on the Silver or Bronze packages and gives us vital information into our respiratory health.

Cancer Tests

On the Gold package we carry out a range of tests that help us identify potential risk factors for serious cancers. In women we will carry out a cervical smear test which will identify any irregularities which could be an early warning sign of cervical cancer. In men we can carry out Prostate Profile test which can identify early indicators of prostate cancer. We also carry out a Faecal Occult Blood (FOB) test which can identify colon cancer before symptoms arise.

ECG

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.  It provides useful information on how your heart is working that wouldn’t otherwise be obvious. It can help us identify any potential irregularities before they become significant enough to cause life threatening illness.

Vision Assessment

As we get older our vision deteriorates and we may require assistance in the form of glasses. If your vision deteriorates gradually over time you may not notice you have an issue or that you’re struggling to see clearly. A vision assessment is necessary to know if you need glasses, but it may identify the cause of chronic head aches or a stiff neck. We may also be able to pick up any eye diseases such as cataracts.

GP Consultation

As part of the Silver health screen, you’ll benefit from a consultation with an experienced general practitioner. This will offer you the chance to talk openly, informally and in confidence about your health and lifestyle. The doctor will review your medical history, talk about your lifestyle and discuss any specific concerns you may have.  A full physical examination will be performed.  All advice provided will be included in a report for you to keep.

Follow-up Appointment

As a private GP service, it’s important that you develop a relationship with your doctor. It doesn’t benefit anyone to simply perform your tests and send you a report. This is why you will have the option to follow up your health screen with a free appointment – with the same GP you met with for the tests. This can be via telephone or face to face and provides the opportunity to discuss all the findings in the health screen.

Lifestyle Questionnaire

Your lifestyle can influence your health and the questionnaire will identify areas which can impact on your physical wellbeing including diet, smoking and exercise. This gives us a comprehensive picture of your health without being asked hundreds of questions by a doctor. We find that this comprehensive questionnaire approach allows people to be more honest about their health.

Blood Pressure Check

High blood pressure is a risk factor in heart disease, strokes and other serious conditions. High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms so you will not know if you have it.  This routine test can provide essential clues as to your overall health and wellbeing.

Body Composition Check

Body composition is a calculation of your body’s relative amount of fat to fat-free mass. Good body composition enables you to move more freely and it can be a strong indicator into your overall health and wellbeing. We check your body composition score as part of the Silver package to help us understand if you need to lose weight or gain weight. It can offer us clues to guard against diabetes and other disease risks.

Comprehensive Blood Tests

As well as assessing a range of lifestyle and physical markers, we’ll also complete a comprehensive blood test. This will allow us to pick up any internal signals that may require our attention and it will ensure we can factor in more information when assessing your overall disease risk. Find out more about the specific tests covered below.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Findings from the blood tests and medical assessments will be used to assess your overall cardiovascular disease risk. This allows us to offer a rating specific to you about how likely you are to have a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years so that you can adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

What Blood Tests Are Included?

  • Prostate Profile (Men Only)

    PSA is an enzyme substance made by the prostate gland. Raised PSA can be an early indication of prostate cancer in some men. Testing for it allows us to identify prostate cancer before other physical symptoms are evident.

  • Cervical Smear (Female)

    A method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix.  If your result shows abnormal changes we will automatically test for high risk HPV DNA at no extra cost.

  • Prostate Profile

    PSA is an enzyme substance made by the prostate gland. Raised PSA can be an early indication of prostate cancer in some men. Testing for it allows us to identify prostate cancer before other physical symptoms are evident.

  • Faecal Occult Blood (FOB)

    Blood in the faeces is a sign of bowel cancer, but often by the time it is noticeable to the eye, the cancer has progressed past the initial stages. The Feacal Occult Blood test can identify small particles of blood in the faeces that you wouldn’t notice normally. It is used to screen for bowel cancer before any more serious symptoms develop enabling it to be caught early.

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is important for good overall health and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor in making sure your muscles, heart, lungs and brain work well and that your body can fight infection. Your level is measured to detect any deficiency.

  • Ferritin

    Ferritin tests are important as they help us track how much iron your body has stored for future use. It is the most useful indicator of iron deficiency which causes anaemia.

  • Thyroid Function Tests

    An over-active or under-active thyroid can cause a wide range of health complications. An over-active thyroid, also known as hyperactive thyroid can cause anxiety and issues sleeping, whilst an under-active thyroid can cause weigh gain and fatigue. The thyroid tests check the levels of a range of key biomarkers that can unlock the key to your thyroid health.

  • Cholesterol Profile

    Cholesterol can cause a high risk factor when it comes to cardiovascular disease. We’ll test for total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides. If your cholesterol is high, usually there will be no signs or symptoms and the only way it will show is through a blood test. This test will spot cholesterol warning signs and factor them in to our disease risk assessments.

  • Glucose

    This is checked to ensure that your blood glucose level is in a healthy range. It is used to diagnose and monitor diabetes.

  • Full Blood Count

    The full blood count (FBC) is one of the most commonly used tests as it provides a range of important information about cells in the blood.  This screening is for infection, anaemia and other blood diseases.

  • Kidney Function

    This test checks that the kidneys are working properly by measuring the levels of urea, creatinine and certain dissolved salts. It will allow us to identify certain factors relating to kidney health, hydration and lifestyle.

  • Uric Acid

    This test is completed to check the level of uric acid in your blood. This helps in the diagnosis of gout and other diseases.

  • Liver Function

    Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage or disease. Liver function tests measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver, and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may then be needed.

  • ESR

    This is a non-specific test that detects acute or chronic inflammation.

  • Bone Profile

    These tests include a measurement of calcium and phosphate. Alterations in levels tested for may point towards both bone and kidney disease.

  • Iron Stores

    Iron is a vital nutrient that can serve a wide range of purposes to our overall health and wellbeing. Iron deficiency can point to a number of serious illnesses that may require further investigation. An iron store test allows us to get an overall picture of your iron count.