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After the excess of the festive period, the New Year is traditionally a time to make a fresh start in terms of health and wellbeing. But whilst many of you will kick off January with the best of intentions, we understand that a few weeks down the line your motivation may be starting to wane. At YourGP, we believe the key to achieving your health goals is to be realistic. But in order to set realistic goals, you first need to have an understanding of where you’re starting from and what you’re working with. The best way to assess this baseline is to undergo a full Health Assessment. Read on as we explain what this entails and how it could help you make real and lasting positive changes to your health throughout this year and beyond…
What is a Health Assessment?
A Health Assessment is a comprehensive package of tests designed to give a clear picture of your current state of health. It covers a wide range of areas and the aim is to highlight any issues, enabling you to take action to stop any potential problems progressing.
Everyone is different, and for that reason we tailor our Health Assessments at YourGP to suit each individual. However, each Health Assessment will include one 45-minute appointment with a nurse or healthcare assistant plus one 1-hour appointment with a GP.
What happens at the nurse appointment?
Here we carry out the following checks:
• Height, weight and BMI
• Blood pressure/pulse
• Resting ECG
• Blood test
• Spirometry (lung function) if clinically indicated
What happens at the GP appointment?
This appointment usually takes place 7 days after the nurse appointment and includes:
• Follow up review of blood results
• Review of medical history
• Lifestyle consultation and advice
• Physical examination
At this appointment, you will also be provided with a full summary of your:
• Heart health
• Diabetes health
• Liver health
• Kidney health
• Full blood count
Most importantly, once we have this full report of your overall health, we can have an in-depth discussion about how you can improve it. And if you require further attention, we will highlight this and arrange any appropriate treatment or testing.
Book your Health Assessment at YourGP now
A full Health Assessment at YourGP costs £495. Please note there is an additional charge of £30 for a prostate test if male and 50+, or male and 45+ with family history of prostate cancer.
To book yours, just email email@example.com or call us on 0131 225 5656. We are open six days a week, making it as convenient as possible for you to get your Health Assessment and start making positive changes to your health and wellbeing.
I had been at this practice since late 2018. The staff have been nothing but amazing! The care given here has to be the best care I’ve ever received at any practice. Very polite, greeted with a smile and always made sure you were comfortable.
The response times are extremely quick, always on that day or early next morning, pointing you into the right direction. Even if they were unable to assist, they would always make sure you knew where to go and what to do.
Your appointments are always accommodated to your needs, some imes I was unable to make my routine appointments in person so they would happily offer a Skype call which made things easier as I live a few hours away, but was always happy to make the trip when I could as it was always a pleasant experience.
I cannot thank this practice enough for the help that they gave me, I now feel confident and comfortable with myself and I would definitely recommend their services!