We can offer an NHS Health Check to patients aged 40 - 74 who do not already received regular checks for hypertension, diabetes, or heart disease.
Fern or Nicola will run some blood tests, check your blood pressure, and ask some "healthy lifestyle" questions. If you would like help with making any changes (such as giving up smoking) or there are any results on which we need to take action, then we will arrange a follow-up appointment with Sister Margarite Wilkinson, our Nurse Practitioner.
We do not routinely offer PSA testing for men (to look for prostate cancer). This is because spotting symptoms is a more reliable indiciator than the blood test alone; also the PSA test has to be taken after preparation. Margarite can give you advice about signs to look out for, and how to reduce risks to keep yourself as well as possible.