Healthy woman assessment
Designed for women who want to take a proactive approach to their health.
Whilst our Healthy Woman Assessment is focused on breast and gynaecological health our GP led service looks to holistically review your emotional and physical wellbeing in order to provide a truly integrated assessment.
Available to any woman over the age of 18, our comprehensive package will cover all areas of female health from gynaecological checks to a cardiovascular review. Most importantly, you will have an in-depth one to one discussion with our female GP.
Actively supporting women with expert advice
On the day that you come in for your Healthy Woman Assessment, your assessment will begin with one of our female nurses taking some measurements including your height, weight, blood pressure and abdominal circumference. Where appropriate, your nurse will also take your peak flow and ECG. Also at this point, your nurse will take some blood samples which will test for diabetes and also assist the GP during your cardiovascular review.
Whilst your blood samples are being tested, your nurse will ask you to complete a Lifestyle Assessment Questionnaire. This will provide your GP with background information about you and help them to understand all the factors influencing your health in your one to one review later on.
Once your nurse-led assessment is completed you will be called in for your GP consultation. During this time, she will discuss a number of things, including:
From the age of 25 it is recommended that you undergo regular cervical screening. As part of our package we offer a smear test as it is one of the best ways to protect you from cervical cancer. The results of which will be included in your follow-up report.
Not only will the GP check your breasts for any lumps or bumps, she will give you all the information necessary to be able to do your own monthly breast check.
Blood Test Results
At this point your GP will have the results of your urea and electrolytes, liver function test and lipid profile test. These results will then form part of your cardiovascular review if required. The HbAC1 blood result will be included in your follow-up report.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
The GP will assess the ECG for any abnormalities and use this information together with your blood test results to determine the level of risk you have to CVD.
Taking responsibility for your worries in their totality
We understand that female health concerns can be distressing and that you will want to receive expert advice and effective treatment quickly. Our rapid diagnostics mean that if your Healthy Woman Assessment identifies the need for further tests or treatment, the GP, Nurses and Consultants will support you every step of the way.
The cost of a Healthy Woman Assessment is £500
Nurse-led health assessment including:
- Completion of the Lifestyle Assessment Questionnaire
- Blood test including urea and electrolytes, liver function test, lipid profile and HbA1C.
- Body composition including: height, weight, blood pressure and abdominal circumference.
- Peak flow and ECG where indicated.
Consultation with a female GP:
- Smear test
- Breast examination and breast cancer awareness
- Blood test results
- Cardiovascular and respiratory review if required
- In-depth review of Lifestyle Assessment Questionnaire
Follow-up report including smear test and HbAC1 results and further lifestyle recommendations
What is a smear test?
A smear test is not an investigation for cancer, it is a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix.
Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 20 women the test shows some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. The younger the patient the lower the risk of the cells being abnormal.
Most of these changes won’t lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. However, a smear test will show where there are cell abnormalities and the GP will be able to discuss what this means and any further intervention that may be needed to prevent further changes.
What happens during the breast examination?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, so it’s important to look after your breasts by checking them regularly. The GP will give a breast examination and also explain how to check yourself and what changes to be aware of.
What is cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It isusually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.
CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.
How will the GP assess my cardiovascular review?
The GP will assess the ECG results for any abnormalities and use this information together with your blood test results to determine the level of risk you have to CVD.
What do the different types of blood tests mean?
The Urea and Electrolytes, Liver Function Test (LFT) and Lipid Profile are all used in the assessment of the cardiovascular review. However, they will also give an indication if there is a renal or liver disease.
The HbA1C is an indicator for pre-diabetes or if diabetes is already present. All of the blood results except the HbA1C will be available for discussion on the day. The HbA1C result will follow with the GP letter and any recommendations if needed.
What if my Healthy Woman Assessment identifies a problem?
Your GP will help support you in making decisions about any further scans, tests or treatments you may require and support you through any ongoing treatment needed. They will also be able to refer you for treatment on the NHS if this is required.
Are additional tests, blood tests and treatments included in the Healthy Woman Assessment price?
No. Any further tests, scans, treatments or appointments with a GP not included within the Healthy Woman Assessment package described above will incur additional costs. You will be advised on any further treatments needed and these will be discussed with you before any appointments are made to ensure you are happy to proceed.
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Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.