GP Consultations

Our doctors are attentive and dedicated to looking after your health and wellbeing.

Our standard appointments last 30 minutes, giving you time to explore your problem with the doctor, agree a course of action and organise any tests or referrals you may need.

Our short appointment (15 minutes) are only for follow-ups, discussion of results or for minor ailments. 

30 minute appointment:  £120
15 minute appointment :  £75

 

Blood tests

We offer a wide range of blood tests. Our doctors will take a blood sample from you which is sent to a laboratory promptly for testing. These are processed very quickly with the results sent securely to your doctor as soon as they are ready.

We have a very comprehensive range of available blood tests, too many to mention. 

If you have a test in mind, we probably can do it! Please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

 

Vaccination

Immunisation is the best way to prevent developing some types of infections.

We offer routine immunisations and travel vaccines. The appointment fee is £50 per 15 minute appointment. The cost of the vaccine will be charged separately by the Rivers Hospital.

  • Chickenpox

  • Human Papilloma virus (HPV) - Gardasil 9 for boys and girls

  • Shingles

  • Meningitis (B and ACWY)

  • Hepatitis A and B

  • Tetanus

  • Whooping cough

  • Typhoid

Scans
We have fast access to a variety of imaging tests to aid your diagnosis.
Our expert radiologists will examine and report your test with quick and accurate results. 
✔️   Xrays
✔️   Ultrasound
✔️   CT scan
✔️   MRI scan

 
 

Health Screening

Our personalised health check provides a comprehensive assessment of your health. This is commonly known as a 'health MOT' to check everything is in good working order.

This medical is designed to detect common medical problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, anaemia, infections, kidney and liver disease, calcium levels, iron levels, prostate cancer for men, thyroid problems (which are common in women) and vitamin D deficiency which can lead to bone/muscle aches and general tiredness.

The check begins with a nurse to carry out tests, including

  • Blood tests 

  • Height, weight, BMI and blood pressure readings

  • Pulse check, Oxygen saturations

  • Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Measurement – to check lung function

  • ECG to check for heart disease and rhythm abnormalities

  • Urine dip test

 

Subsequently, you will see the GP to discuss any symptoms or concerns you may have.  The doctor will conduct an examination of the body including a prostate and testicular exam for men and a breast examination for women.

The blood tests include:

  • Full lipid profile (cholesterol and more)

  • Full blood count and ESR (non-specific inflammation)

  • Kidney function

  • Liver function

  • Bone profile

  • Thyroid function

  • Diabetes check

  • Vitamin D level

  • Prostate specific antigen ( to be discussed during appointment)

A stool kit is given at this appointment and it can be carried out at home and then posted to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope provided.

Further tests can be requested at extra charge – this includes more specific blood tests, cervical smear, sexual health tests, scans etc.  

A Health Screening Report containing all the results of the tests and examinations is emailed or sent in the post. This also includes recommendations and advice from the GP, if needed, to improve health and wellbeing going forward.

 Cost:

£ 650 for men

£ 725 for women, includes Cervical smear (optional)

 

Medical forms

We are able to assist you in completing medical assessments for Visa, HGV, Taxi, Diving, Racing, Acting that you require 

We ask that you bring in the appropriate level of your health records from your NHS GP surgery so that we are able to consult your medical details before completing forms. 

Medical assessments differ in requirement, so please let us know exactly what you require, or better to email a copy of the required form so we are aware what is needed. 

Costs: £150-195, other additional costs may apply e.g. tests. 

Please contact us for exact fees

 

Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) and diseases (STD) may go unnoticed following exposure or an intimate encounter. Sometimes, you may feel some symptoms which may indicate a STI. If you think you might be at risk, book in for a test or full screening for a range of tests and get your results back quickly. 

 

Other tests

Cervical Smear - £ 150

A cervical screening test (smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.

Electrocardiogram (ECG) - £ 75

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity. 

24 hour Blood Pressure Monitor - £ 195

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is the best test to assess your blood pressure. It is normally carried over 24 hours. It uses a small digital blood pressure machine that is attached to a belt around your body and which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It small enough that you can go about your normal daily life and even sleep with it on.