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Health Screening For Sole Traders, Partners and Key Staff

Our Health Checks for Sole Traders, Partners and Key Staff help to assess your current state of health and identify signs that may indicate a future health problem.  Detecting these signs early may prevent long-term damage that could affect your ability to run your business.

Below, is an explanation about the Cardiovascular Health Check and General Health Check.  They can be performed at your workplace or your home, whichever is most convenient to you.
Sue with male client
Cardiovascular Health Check

Health Questionnaire

This is a vital part of the assessment as it allows the nurse consultant to identify current or potential health problems. To save time at your assessment, you can download and print out the Cardiovascular Health questionnaire, then fill it out and have ready for your appointment. To download, click on the link below.

Cardiovascular Health Questionnaire

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.  As well as your blood pressure, the nurse consultant also records your pulse pressure from the BP reading.  It is the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures. A reading over 50 indicates a higher risk of stroke.
Pulse Check

A normal, resting pulse should be between 60 - 70 beats per minute. People who are unfit or have cardiovascular disease will often have a faster pulse rate, unless they take medication that affects this. The nurse consultant 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 scoring system used by the medical profession to ascertain if someone is underweight, overweight or obese for their 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.

Waist Measurement

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

Pulse Wave Analysis
Pulse Health Screening is the only company in the area offering this test. The pain-free medical device, the CardioCheck™ has undergone clinical trials in St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. It 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. This is also included in “Your Personal Diet & Lifestyle” booklet for you to keep.  You may also be advised to have certain blood tests, depending on the results from your assessment.  

If any abnormality is detected during your assessment, which requires further investigation by a doctor, you will be given a letter to take to your GP.

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The PulmoLife™
You should also fill in a food diary for at least a week before your appointment. To download a form, click on the link to the right for an instruction sheet.

Should the examination or subsequent test results show anything which is abnormal, the nurse will recommend that you take a letter to your GP for further investigation. 

You will 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.  

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Personal Profile Booklet
General Health Check

If you would like a more detailed health assessment which covers past medical history, present health problems, current lifestyle practices, and family medical history to check for potential genetic health problems, eg diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc, you may wish to have a general health assessment.

The assessment takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes and includes:

General Health questionnaire

Blood pressure check

Pulse check for rate, rhythm and strength

Urine Test for glucose, ketones and protein

Body Mass Index Score

Waist measurement

Pulse Wave Velocity reading using the CardioCheck

Lung function test using a state-of-the-art device called the PulmoLife™

Lifestyle advice

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

To save time at your assessment, you can download and print out the General Health questionnaire, then fill it out and have ready on the day. To download, click on the links below.

Female Questionnaire

Male Questionnaire
Personal Profile Booklet