What is a Health Check?
New patients (over the age of 16) who register with Academy Medical Centre will be offered a free health check.
The health check helps us to assess and review your health care needs and record clinical data such as height, weight and blood pressure. You will be asked about:
- current and past illnesses
- illnesses that run in the family
- medication and allergies, including repeat medications that may need to be added to your record
- details of screening tests such as cervical smears
- immunisations you’ve had
You can also discuss particular health issues or concerns you may have.
Your introduction to the Practice
The appointment will enable you to familiarise yourself with the practice and the services we provide.
We will show you our Surgery Pod and how to take your own checks. As a new patient Surgery Pod will ask for information about your personal and family history, lifestyle information and do a blood pressure check. We will tell you about Online Patient Services for ordering repeat prescriptions, and how to register.
If you are unable to come to the surgery because of ill health, but wish to accept the offer of a health check, this can be arranged as a home visit.
We hope you take the opportunity to attend your new patient health check so we have the most up-to-date and accurate medical information to help you.