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Well Person Health Checks

The Well Person Health Checks offer a detailed look at your physical health in a variety of ways. All cover past medical history, present health issues, current lifestyle practices, and family medical history to check for signs of potential health risks  

They take between 90 minutes and two hours to do.  


There is a choice of four types of health screen to suit your circumstances:

General Screen - includes a wide range of physical tests to measure general health and potential risks for common conditions.

Wellness Screen - includes all the tests in the General Screen plus tests for vitamin D and bowel disease
Health and Lifestyle Screen - includes all the tests in the General Screen plus blood tests that check markers for liver, kidney and cardiovascular function

Holistic Wellness Screen - includes all the tests in the General Health Screen plus a bio-energetic screen with the Asyra Pro

Tests which are not part of your chosen health screen can be added on separately.  See Add Ons.

Please Note:  None of the tests in the health screens are diagnostic.  If there is concern about any of your results, you will be encouraged to seek medical attention.
Finger Prick Blood Test

Fasting blood test taken to identify early stage diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol levels are measured.


Blood Pressure Check

Approximately 16 million people have high blood pressure in the UK and many more may be unaware they have this condition. In most cases, a raised blood pressure indicates damaged arteries and is a sign that damage may be quite advanced. However, the sooner it is detected, the better chance a person has to prevent further damage to health.  The blood pressure device measures the pressure that your artery walls are under when the heart forces blood around the body (systole) and the pressure between beats (diastole) when the blood vessels are resting. The nurse checks your blood pressure whilst sitting and standing, and also records your pulse pressure from the BP reading.


Pulse Check

A normal, resting pulse should be between 60 - 80 beats per minute. A reading above or below these numbers may indicate a cardiovascular or neurological issue. The nurse checks for rate, rhythm and strength of the pulse.


Weight and Height

Checking your weight and height will determine Body Mass Index (BMI). This is a score used by health practitioners that divides your weight by your height. Below 19m2 is underweight; 20 - 24.9m2 is normal; 25 - 29.9m2 is overweight; 30 - 39.9m2 is obese; over 40m2 is morbidly obese.  BMI scoring is not totally accurate because considerations need to be taken for a person’s build and the amount of body muscle or fat but it can still be useful.


Body Composition Percentage

The Body Composition Monitor is a medical device which measures the percentages of fat, water and muscle in your body.  Too much fat over muscle, or too little water in the body can all have a detrimental effect on health.  Knowing these percentages can help the nurse to give the most appropriate diet and lifestyle advice.


Waist Measurement

The nurse will check this measurement as it is a useful predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Women should measure less than 88cm and men should measure less than 102cm.


Waist to Height Ratio

By dividing the waist by height measurements, women should be 0.49 or less and 0.53 for men. The higher the number above these values, the greater your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Waist to Hip Ratio

A raised waist to hip ratio also indicates risk for diabetes or cardiovascular disease.  Women should be 0.85 or less and 0.90 for men.


Pulse Wave Analysis

The pain-free medical device clips onto a finger and measures pulse wave velocity, to determine arterial stiffness, which is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, even before blood pressure starts to rise. The device is also able to estimate the biological age of a person’s arteries. It is not unusual to find someone aged 40 with the arteries equivalent to someone of 65. By discovering this early, it is possible to prevent the development of cardiovascular disease by implementing simple lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle Advice

At the end of the health assessment, the nurse consultant explains your results, points out any potential health risks and gives appropriate diet and lifestyle advice for you to follow. You will also be sent a Personal Profile a few days later with a summary of the assessment, including your results and recommendations on lifestyle which may improve health and prevent disease in the future.  

You may also be advised to have certain laboratory tests, depending on the results from your assessment.  

If any abnormality is detected during your health check, which requires further investigation by a doctor, you will be given a letter to take to your GP.
For information on how to book a General Health Screen, click here.
PulmoLife™

This medical device measures Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1) from the lungs to check for early signs of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease. This is particularly useful for smokers, or those living or working in a dusty or smoky environment. The PulmoLife™ is also able to estimate the biological age of the lungs.


Peak Flow

This test is similar to the PulmoLife™ for checking lung function and measures the amount of air expelled in one big breath.  It is measured in litres per minute and your score is compared to a chart to check if your lung capacity is normal.  Smokers and asthmatics often have a lower than predicted score.
CardioCheck Pulmolife
The PulmoLife™
£125 - £199
Asyra Pro
Asyra Bio-energetic Test

The bio-energetic test with the Asyra Pro health screening device helps to identify imbalances within the body which may be adding stress either physically or emotionally.  It checks for nutrient deficiencies, toxins, hormones, environmental sensitivities and more at the energetic level, which gives a fuller picture of your health status.  A digital remedy is provided to help address any imbalances discovered in the tests.  

For information on how to book a Holistic Health and Wellness Screen, click here.
Urine Test

This test checks for the presence of blood, ketones, glucose and protein in your urine and also checks the pH.  An abnormal result may flag up a variety of conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease or an infection.  The nurse will bring a collection cup for your sample. You are usually requested to provide a sample at the beginning of the appointment.
Personal Profile Booklet

Smart Pulse

The Smart Pulse is a device which also clips onto a finger.  It assesses the pulse wave and heart rate variability to check arterial health and the effect of stress on the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system.  The combination of results from the Smart Pulse and the Pulse Wave Analyser help to give a broader picture of cardiovascular health.

O2 Saturation

A pulse oximeter measures the oxygen saturation in the blood which can determine the functional capacity of the lungs and the effectiveness of oxygen transport in the circulation.  A score between 95 - 99% is within the normal range.

If you have a health insurance policy, you may be able to claim back all or part of the cost for these health screens

General Health Screen

£125

Consists of the following:


Health Questionnaire

This is a vital part of the assessment as it allows the nurse consultant to identify current or potential health problems. You are required to download and complete the Health Questionnaire before your appointment.  Once completed, the questionnaire should be emailed or posted back to Pulse Health Screening.


To download the questionnaire, click on the links below.


Female Questionnaire


Male Questionnaire


It may also be helpful to fill in a food diary for at least a week before your appointment, if you have digestive issues.  Click on the link above to download a form and instructions.

Wellness Screen
£195
Consists of all the physical tests in the General Health Screen plus:

Vitamin D Test
Vitamin D is involved in hundreds of processes within the body yet a high proportion of the UK population have a low vitamin D level especially between November and April when the skin cannot produce it from the UVB rays of the sun.  Having an optimal level of vitamin D is known to help protect bone, cardiovascular and immune system health.  Therefore it is helpful to know your level to correct a deficiency at any time of year. A finger-prick sample of blood is required which can be collected at home and posted to the laboratory.

Bowel Disease Test
This is a stool test to identify possible signs of bowel disease by detecting minute amounts of blood in faeces.  It is called a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).  Blood in the stool can indicate the presence of abnormalities in the bowel at an early stage but it is not usually visible until a late stage.  A kit will be provided for you to collect at home and post to the laboratory.

For information on how to book a Wellness Screen, click here.
Health and Lifestyle Screen
£199
Consists of the physical tests in the General Health Screen plus:

Health and Lifestyle Blood Profile
This blood test checks for 20 markers for liver, muscle, cardiovascular, and kidney health plus vitamins, iron and inflammation.  The markers include: Globulin, Albumin, Total Protein, Bilirubin, ALT, GGT, ALP, LDL Cholesterol, Non HDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol*, TC:HDL, Triglycerides*, Creatinine, EGFR, Ferritin, Vitamin D, Active Vitamin B12, Creatinine Kinase, Hs-CRP.  There is a choice for the blood to be collected at home from a finger-prick sample or from a venous sample at a local clinic/hospital for an additional fee of £30.  A kit will be provided to collect your sample and to post to the laboratory.

* These markers are not repeated in the General Health Screen.

For information on how to book a Health and Lifestyle Screen, click here.
Holistic Health and Wellness Screen
£175
Consists of all the physical tests in the General Health Screen plus:
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Add Ons

These tests can be added on to your health screen, if they are not already part of it.  Just mention which test(s) you would like to add when you book:

Vitamin D Test
Vitamin D is involved in hundreds of processes within the body yet a high proportion of the UK population have a low vitamin D level especially between November and April when the skin cannot produce it from the UVB rays of the sun.  Having an optimal level of vitamin D is known to help protect bone, cardiovascular and immune system health.  Therefore it is helpful to know your level to correct a deficiency at any time of year. A finger-prick sample of blood is required which can be collected at home and posted to the laboratory.                     
£25


Health and Lifestyle Blood Profile
This blood test checks for 20 markers for liver, muscle, cardiovascular, and kidney health plus vitamins, iron and inflammation.  The markers include: Globulin, Albumin, Total Protein, Bilirubin, ALT, GGT, ALP, LDL Cholesterol, Non HDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol*, TC:HDL, Triglycerides*, Creatinine, EGFR, Ferritin, Vitamin D, Active Vitamin B12, Creatinine Kinase, Hs-CRP.  There is a choice for the blood to be collected at home from a finger-prick sample or from a venous sample at a local clinic/hospital for an additional fee of £30.  A kit will be provided to collect your sample and to post to the laboratory.                                                                                   
£74

* These markers will not be repeated in the General Health Screen.


Bowel Disease Test
This is a stool test to identify possible signs of bowel disease by detecting minute amounts of blood in faeces.  It is called a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT).  Blood in the stool can indicate the presence of abnormalities in the bowel at an early stage but it is not usually visible until a late stage.  A kit will be provided for you to collect at home and post to the laboratory.                                                            
£45