The Essential Health Screen is meticulously designed to provide individuals with fundamental insights into their overall health status. This package encompasses essential tests and examinations aimed at detecting common health issues and risk factors. This screening serves as a crucial baseline for assessing an individual’s current health status and identifying potential areas for improvement.

The Essential Health Screen is an excellent starting point for those initiating their journey towards a healthier lifestyle, offering key information that can guide further health-related decisions.

What is included in an Essential Health Screen?

Consultation & Medical History

Essential Health Screen Consultation

  • A pre-screen form to be completed and returned prior
    to your appointment
  • 90 min Appointment in Practice
  • 15 min Follow up telephone call with your screening Doctor

Medical and Family History

Your Doctor will discuss your medical history with you, and that of your family to identify potential risks and problems.


  • You may also discuss and receive contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause advice
  • You will have time to raise and discuss any health concerns you may have
Your Essential Health Screen

Full Body Examination

Following your tests, your doctor will undertake a thorough physical examination including your ears, mouth, chest, back, abdomen and joints.

Well-woman screening

  • Breast examination
  • HPV / Cervical smear pap test (if clinically recommended)
  • Contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause advice
  • CA-125 – Ovarian cancer tumour marker (if clinically recommended)
  • Cardiovascular screening

Well-man screening

  • Prostate and testicular examination
  • PSA – Prostate cancer tumour marker (if clinically recommended)
  • Cardiovascular screening

Vital Observations

  • Height and weight – to calculate your BMI
  • Blood pressure
  • Urinalysis
  • ECG
  • Spirometer
  • Vision test – includes colour blindness screening
  • Body composition analysis


An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive test that analyses heart rhythm and provides information about cardiac health.


Vitalograph test to measure the function and efficiency of the lungs.

Urine Tests

  • Urine analysis: glucose, bilirubin, ketones, specific gravity, blood, pH (acid and alkali), proteins, urobilinogen,
    nitrites & leucocytes
  • Laboratory urine test for infection (MCS)

Blood Tests

  • Red cell, White cell count & Platelets
  • Liver function
  • Kidney function, Uric acid, Electrolytes
  • Lipid panel – total Cholesterol, HDL/LDL/Triglycerides
  • ESR – marker of inflammation
  • Ferritin – marker of iron levels
  • Fasting glucose and HbA1c to identify diabetes mellitus
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12 & Folate profile
  • Thyroid function profile (TSH & T4)
  • AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) screening for primary
    cancer of the liver


  • NAFLD Liver Fibrosis score
  • PLCO score – Lung cancer risk
  • FRAX score – Osteoporosis risk
  • Bowel Screen (FIT) (if required)
Your Health Screen Report

Once all of the test results are available, you will receive a comprehensive report giving you a clear understanding of your current health, as well as advice and guidance on how to maintain your health and wellbeing.

A telephone consultation will be booked with your Doctor to discuss your report in detail.


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The London General Practice offers a number of screening services. To find out more about all screening services available at The London General Practice click below.

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