We encourage all new patients to have a new patient health check with the Health Care Assistant. Existing
patients are also welcome to come for a medical. The check is completely free and takes about 20
The purpose of the check is to find out about any existing problems for which you are receiving
treatment, and also, to help you live a healthy lifestyle.
The Health Care Assistant will ask about:
current and past illnesses and operations
illnesses that run in the family
medication and allergies
any screening tests such as cervical smears
any immunisations such as tetanus
She will check your blood pressure, weight, and height and test a sample of your urine.
You are also offered advice on
sensible limits for alcohol
how to stop smoking
She will assess your risk of heart disease and can arrange a cholesterol check if appropriate