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Health Screening

Our health screens are like a personal MOT.  We complete a series of checks and tests which give us a picture of your health, we discuss how you can proactively manage your health and wellbeing and, if we identify any medical concerns, we discuss these with you and agree any further treatment. 

Health Screen Henley Reading private GP

How does it work?

The heath screen involves a 60 minute face-to-face appointment with one of our experienced GPs.  During this session, the doctor will review your medical history, lifestyle, medications, assess your family history, conduct a full medical examination and administer blood tests, an ECG and an assessment of your lung function.

Around 7-10 days later, once all the test results are available, we will send you a comprehensive medical report which will include the outcome of the medical assessment, the test results and any recommended actions you should take.  Once you have reviewed the report, you have the option of discussing this with the doctor who can answer any questions you may have (free of charge).

Please note: the health screen assesses your overall health status through detailed examination and tests. There will be little time during the appointment to discuss specific or acute symptoms which may need to be addressed in a separate GP consultation appointment.  

Our health screens:



This screen includes: 

Physical examination

Urinalysis test

Blood tests:

  • Full blood count

  • Kidney function

  • Liver function

  • Diabetes status (glucose, HbA1c)

  • Cardiovascular risk indicators (cholesterol levels, triglycerides)

  • Inflammatory marker

ECG (heart tracing)

Lung function screening test including a ”lung age” estimation

An assessment of your risk of having a heart attack or stroke within the next 10 years and your "heart age"



Includes everything in the Essential, plus screening for:

  • Bone profile

  • Uric acid

  • Ferritin

  • Calcium and vitamin D

  • Folic acid and vitamin B12

  • Comprehensive thyroid function (TSH, T3, T4 and antibody tests)

  • Ovarian cancer screening (Ca-125) - women

  • Prostate cancer screening (PSA) - men

  • Bowel cancer screening - Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (Q FIT)

  • Osteoporosis risk score (FRAX)

  • Spirometry (comprehensive lung function assessment)



Includes everything in the Extra, plus screening for:

  • Additional cardiovascular risk indicators including apolipoprotein A-I, apolipoprotein B, lipoprotein (a)

  • Diabetic risk indicators - insulin and C-peptide

  • Extended measures of kidney function and risk

  • Full iron profile

  • Parathyroid hormone

  • Pancreatic screening - pancreatic amylase and lipase

  • Immune function screening

  • Metabolic syndrome markers

  • Muscle enzyme level

  • Male hormone levels (testosterone, SHBG, FAI)

  • Female hormone levels (oestradiol, FSH, LH, progesterone, prolactin, testosterone, SHBG, FAI)

  • Gastrointestinal disease markers - coeliac test, H.pylori test, inflammatory bowel disease screening

Please note:

  • The appointment will include a fasting blood test, so you must not eat for at least 12 hours beforehand. You are allowed to drink water or black tea (no sugar), but no other drinks. Please drink plenty of water before the appointment.

  • You will have an ECG (heart tracing) which involves applying sticky pads to the skin of your chest, arms and legs. Please avoid applying any moisturiser, oil or talcum powder etc. to those areas on the day of the appointment. If any of these are particularly hairy, we may need to shave small patches.

  • You will be asked to provide a mid-stream urine sample while you are at the clinic.

Book a Health Screen in Reading or Henley

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