You can also choose to subscribe to the services of the practice. This will cover all your consultations for a year and 24 hour telephone advice, referrals and letters, repeat prescription requests, travel advice, maternity and family planning advice.
You will be entitled to an annual flu vaccination and an annual health screening check as part of this subscription.
The ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK will include a review of your medical history, medications, cardiovascular and other risk factors. It involves a full physical examination including checking of vision, hearing and lung function. The urine is tested for sugar, protein and blood to exclude diabetes and kidney disease. A resting electrocardiogram is performed to check heart rate and rhythm. There is a comprehensive blood profile to look for anaemia, leukaemia, inflammatory disease, kidney function, liver function, calcium levels, blood sugar, triglycerides, good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. In women, a cervical smear test to screen for cervical cancer is undertaken and in men (if over 45 years of age) a PSA test to screen for prostate disease and cancer.
The cost of this annual health check is normally £635 for women and £610 for men.
The subscription fee is £185 per month paid monthly by standing order.
Subscriptions are at the discretion of the partners. Cancellation can be made at anytime after the initial 12 month period by either the patient or the practice. Laboratory fees and vaccinations/drugs are additional where appropriate.