At The London General Practice we believe in proactive, preventative healthcare informed by regular screening and tests.
Our Well-Woman Programme is designed specifically for the health concerns of our female patients. We offer a wide range of screening tests, some of which are not routinely available or easy to access on the NHS, including screening for ovarian cancer (CA125) and BRCA 1/2 genetic screening. We can also provide mammogram examinations within our own suite of treatment rooms, with the option of an ultrasound for younger women.
What happens when you book your Well-Woman Screen at The London General Practice?
Your Well-Woman Programme will be tailored to your personal health background so we make sure that any concerns you may have are answered, whilst at the same time ensuring that your screen is bespoke to your needs and requirements.
The session includes:
30 minutes with one of our experienced Practice Nurses who will carry out a series of base-line checks on your health including taking bloods to test for:
- Haemoglobin (anaemia)
- Blood sugar levels (diabetes)
- Kidneys and liver function
- Thyroid function
- Vitamin D and calcium
- Vitamin B12 and folate levels
This is then followed by a 60-minute consultation with a doctor to discuss your personal health history, and family or genetic pre-dispositions and any other health concerns, plus an examination.
Depending on the outcome of this consultation, and potentially your blood or genetic tests, the diagnostic scanning and examination options include:
- Cervical smears and full gynaecological screening
- Breast check (including mammogram if required)
- Contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause advice
- Osteoporosis/bone density screening
- Ovarian cancer screening
- Swabs and urine
And the Doctor will discuss the benefits of each with you. Once complete you will receive from the Doctor a complete report on your health.