Why have a health screening test? – Broadgate Clinic London Wall provides the answers
Here at our private walkin clinic London, Broadgate Clinic London Wall offers a number of what we consider to be essential health screening tests. These tests are a proactive way of looking after your health.
Thanks to the fact that we are a private clinic, operating on a walk-in service basis, there are no extended waiting times, and it is not necessary to make a prior appointment, although if you prefer to, you may of course do so. The number to call is (+44) 020 7382 0505.
What is a health screening test?
Screening is the common name given to the carrying out of various health test services. The health screening services that we provide at our walkin clinic London cover a wide range of conditions and illnesses, from pregnancy and cervical cancer, and from sexual health welfare to your cardiovascular health. The old adage “prevention is better than cure” applies to your personal health more aptly than any other lifestyle event.
What a health screening test is designed to do
The theory behind having any sort of health screening test works on two premises.
- They are designed to spot problems before symptoms begin
- They are designed to facilitate a diagnosis that can trigger early treatment, make lifestyle changes that can ward-off illness, lengthen life spans, and improve your quality of life
The option for people to undergo a specific health screening test is becoming increasingly popular; not only on an individual person by person basis, but on a corporate basis too. More and more companies are realising the benefits of offering their employees health test screens, whether as part of their employment contracts, or part of the new employee engagement process.
The most popular health screen tests carried out by Broadgate Clinic London Wall
On an individual person basis, here is a short list of some of the most popular health screen tests that people are coming to us here for, at Broadgate Clinic London Wall.
- Bowel cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening
- Tests for cholesterol levels in the bloodstream
- Blood pressure tests
- Breast screening
- Eye tests
- Skin checks
This list only reflects the most popularly requested health screen tests. There are countless others, from pregnancy tests to osteoporosis, and, from Down’s syndrome tests to Prostate Cancer tests. For a complete list of all of the health screening tests available here in the UK, follow this link to the UK Screening Portal website.
Meeting the criteria for NHS health screen tests
The NHS has its own regime of standard tests that they offer people. But those people must fit certain specific criteria in order to qualify. These criteria include things like your age, your gender, your family history, and specific risk factors that may make you susceptible to specific diseases.
Health screening London outside the NHS criteria
The fact of the matter however, is that some people fear they may be at risk, but do not fall into these qualifying criteria. These people are nonetheless still anxious and determined to a health screening test.
Here at Broadgate Clinic London Wall, our walk-in health screening services are open to one and all. We also offer a walk-in GP consultancy service, as well as a walk-in sexual health clinic too. If you are in any doubt about taking a health screen test, please feel free drop in to our private health screening London clinic at your convenience, here in the heart of the city at London Wall, and have a consultation with one of our top, discrete, professional male or female doctors.