Women’s At Home Health MOT2021-09-04T16:52:25+00:00

Our unique women’s “at home” Health MOT

Why is our health check different?

We created H3 Health due to our frustration at the poor options previously available to the over 40’s. Most health checks follow a similar pattern, a standard template of generic questions, tick boxes and generally “lifestyle bases” i.e. sleep, exercise, diet etc, followed by a set of simple biometrics and cheap tests generating basic feedback for the patient that could be delivered by anyone able to read the info.

Ours is different for 5 reasons:

  1. We only use tests or examinations that actually have a genuinely useful and medically driven purpose and meaning. There is no “smoke and mirrors” about what we test for.
  2. We’ve chosen the best and most comprehensive set of tests to reveal your current health position, in keeping with our mission to provide effective preventative health for the over 40’s.
  3. We look at patients holistically with a bespoke set of questions and tests because, after all, we’re all different.
  4. We treat your problem rather than just refer it on. Unlike many health checks that result in feedback being given to a patient that they then take to their GP, we take a holistic approach and if we find a problem, we treat it. We come up with an agreed management plan with our patients and prescribe and follow up as needed.
  5. All of our consultations are with a doctor trained in women’s health.

Our flagship health product for women

Initial appointments can be booked now online (9am-9pm Monday to Friday).  After your initial review session, our administration team will be in touch to agree a time for your at home (or other location the suits you) healthcare professional visit.

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How it works

You have an initial review appointment to understand your requirements

Start by booking your initial online video review appointment.  We use this session to find out more about you and your requirements so that we can adjust your MOT accordingly.

A healthcare professional will visit you at home

After your initial review appointment, we will arrange a convenient time for one of our healthcare professionals to visit your home (or other preferred location). During this visit, they will take a venous blood sample, take other measurements (height, weight, urine etc.) and also run an ECG (which checks and records your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity).

Your blood gets sent away for analysis

After our home visit, your blood will be sent to an accredited laboratory where it will be fully analysed by experts.  A comprehensive battery of tests will be run and the results will be passed onto your doctor after approximately 4-5 days.

A consultation with your doctor with results and recommendations

We will arrange a follow-up consultation with your doctor, where they will give you a detailed breakdown of the results of your MOT. They will discuss with you, in plain and simple language, what the results actually mean and then talk you through their recommendations.  They will also document these discussions in a report that will be shared with you via our secure portal.

You start a treatment path (if clinically appropriate)

If clinically appropriate, your doctor will outline further treatment or investigations that they would recommend.  The H3 Health team will support you in arranging these and then help you start your treatment pathway to better health! We will also book a 15 mins update call in 3 months time to see how you’re getting on, included as part of the original MOT.

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The detail of what we cover in our flagship Women’s Health MOT

General wellness – unlike all other health checks the key initial questions we have are: what are your worries, any health matters you would like to discuss, and what were you hoping to achieve from this.

Mental health – we always look at aspects such as depression and anxiety, and other mental health problems in men, as this is such a big area and is poorly managed in the NHS where time is often a limiting factor.

Cardiovascular health – we want to keep your heart as healthy as possible and detecting reversible causes earlier is key and also important as after women go through menopause, our risk of heart attacks and stroke increases. We look at lifestyle factors, family history, symptoms, sleep, exercise diet and nutrition. We measure blood pressure, pulse, heart sound, perform an ECG, and carry out blood tests for cholesterol, testosterone, diabetes and pre-diabetes.  

General health at the next level – as you’d expect, we look for core health markers such as anaemia screen, immunity, kidney and liver function. But we do it properly.  For example, we look at the underlying causes of anaemia including B12, folate, iron levels.   

We look for true markers of Ovarian pathology and the renal system – we check urine for protein and blood for markers of kidney disease, we test kidney function, we measure BP (closely related to kidney disease). Detecting and disease earlier is vital, but never more so with cancers. Ovarian cancer is often detected late in the disease and it has often already spread around the body. There is no screening for Ovarian cancer, but we can measure the ovarian markers to determine if these are elevated, and then further investigation would be required.  

Diabetes screening – the cheap/historical way to look for diabetes is to do a finger-prick blood test for glucose. However, this is not only old fashioned but also not that effective. We now have far more advanced ways of screening diabetes, and pre-diabetes by using an HBA1c blood test which can pick up early markers of diabetes years before you get symptoms.  However, we know there is more to diabetes than just blood sugars. For many women, type 2 diabetes is an indicator of what is known as “metabolic syndrome”, which is actually a devastating process that puts us at risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, peripheral vascular disease, fatty liver disease, and other problems.  We assess patients for this by looking at their overall cardiac risk (Qrisk score), blood pressure, cholesterol, HBA1c, renal function, lifestyle, bodyweight, BMI, percentage fat, etc.. then we look at how to tackle it either via medication or referral to our nutritionist, exercise plans etc.

Women’s health – whilst checking hormone levels are not a good indicator of whether you are perimenopausal or postmenopausal, it can give the team a snapshot of what is happening at the particular moment. It also gives us a baseline to work with. These are not mandatory before considering HRT, but can be useful when guiding treatment or the addition of other hormones in the future.

Cancer – no matter what health check you do you cannot screen for all cancers.  Any screen that boasts this should be questioned – even a “full body MRI” would still potentially miss some forms of cancer.  What we should be doing is screening for those forms of cancer that we can look for, but then look for other markers of general health that might point us towards an underlying cancerous process, or other serious diseases.  But just screening for a cancer is only part of the battle. We look for ways to reduce the risk of cancer – prevention is always better. We want to complement what the NHS screening programmes already are doing. Bowel cancer screening, Cervical cancer screening and breast cancer screening are all offered routinely on the NHS.

Meet some of our medical team

Dr Verity Biggs
Dr Verity BiggsWomen's Health Lead
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Jane Anderson
Jane AndersonConsultant Urological Surgeon
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Dr Varad Baskar
Dr Varad BaskarConsultant Endroconologist
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Mrs Radhae Raghavan
Mrs Radhae Raghavan Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
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Frequently Asked Questions about our Female At Home Health MOT

Can I get repeat prescriptions?2021-07-30T12:56:49+00:00

When it is safe to do so and you are stable on your medication, we can issue a set quantity, or allow you to order your medication as needed.  Some medication requires monitoring, such as blood tests, and you will be reminded of this. Failure to complete these monitoring requirements will mean we will not be able to issue your prescription for safety reasons.

Can I have an appointment remotely (via telephone or video)?2021-07-30T12:58:54+00:00

If you are already known to the clinic or if you have had your ID confirmed through other contacts with us, for example during a home visit for bloods and other physical tests, then yes.

Can my GP surgery do my blood tests?2021-08-01T23:58:29+00:00

We have partnered with a national phlebotomy service, Nationwide Pathology, who offer accredited blood tests all over the U.K. As such, we would request that, where possible, you do not obtain blood tests elsewhere. For those patients that have already had blood tests, we are happy to use them provided they were obtained from a reputable source, such as your NHS GP. However, we ask that you do not expect your NHS surgery to do further testing for you as you have chosen to seek private health care.  If you do obtain blood tests from other clinics, they may need to be repeated (especially if via finger prick).

Do I need a GP referral letter?2021-06-28T17:27:37+00:00

No, a GP letter is not needed.  However, you are welcome to send us a letter, or a summary, if you feel it would help.

Do you treat patients living overseas?2021-06-28T17:25:11+00:00

Unfortunately, we can only see and treat patients who are residing in the UK.  We are unable to treat anyone who lives, or is temporarily, overseas.

How do I book a consultation?2021-06-28T18:36:13+00:00

You can call 03309120769 (national rate) to speak to one of our team or use the online web contact form.  You can also email hello@h3health.co.uk

Alternatively, a number of our services can be booked online – you’ll see a Book Now button on the appropriate service pages.

How do I make a complaint?2021-06-14T18:06:59+00:00

Please see https://www.h3health.co.uk/about-us/making-a-complaint/ – we take all complaints very seriously and will investigate your issues in a customer-centric way.

How much are prescriptions?2021-08-02T00:03:23+00:00

The cost of the prescription varies depending on what you need.   Charging is very different from NHS treatments where the prices are subsidised and you only pay £9.35 per drug regardless of how many packs you need. Some items are more expensive – Female Testosterone, for example, is £80 per tube, but this will last 3-4 months.

How much do blood tests cost?2021-08-02T00:00:20+00:00

The cost of blood tests vary. We will recommend the most appropriate group of tests to suit your requirements.  We can test for one thing alone, or a group.

For example, a single testosterone blood test is £35 and a full well man screen is £190.

How will I get my prescription?2021-08-02T00:04:10+00:00

We send your prescriptions via electronic prescribing to our pharmacy partner, CloudRx. They will prepare them for you, and deliver the medication to your door within 72 hours, and often sooner.

How will I get my results?2021-06-28T18:55:20+00:00

It can take up to 7 days for the processing of your blood tests and for us to receive notification from our partner, Nationwide Pathology.  Once we have received them your doctor will be notified, and they will review them.  Your doctor will then email them to you with any comments, via a secure link.

Depending on your chosen service, you may have a follow-up consultation to discuss your results.

If I need to contact you, how do I do it?2021-06-28T18:52:17+00:00

You can call 03309120769 (national rate) to speak to one of our team or use the online web contact form.  You can also email hello@h3health.co.uk

Please note that we do not provide urgent care or assistance, and in these cases, you need to contact NHS 111, or 999 if an emergency.  Or contact your own GP for other matters.

Is H3 Health regulated?2021-06-28T17:40:25+00:00

H3 Health is regulated by the Care Quality Commission who are the independent regulator of health and social care in England – you can find out more about the CQC at their website.

Is there anyone you don’t treat?2021-08-02T00:01:49+00:00

We do not treat anyone under the age of 18 years.

We do not provide urgent care or treatment of acute conditions.

If you have a medical emergency we request you call 999 or urgent care service via your NHS GP or 111 service.

What does the cost of the consultation include?2021-06-28T17:46:08+00:00

The consultation costs include the appointment with the GP only.  It does not cover prescriptions, follow up appointments, or monitoring blood tests or further investigations.

General health appointments are charged at £175 for up to 30 minutes.

First female health appointments are £250 for up to 1 hour.

All follow up appointments are £175.

If you think you might need a longer appointment, you can book an hour for £250.

What happens after my appointment?2021-06-28T18:50:30+00:00

After you have seen the doctor, they will send a letter to your normal GP advising of any new diagnosis, treatments and plans.

What other costs might there be?2021-06-28T21:05:21+00:00

You might need further blood tests or investigations, or a referral to a specialist.  We will explain the cost prior to undertaking any work.

You will be charged £30 per email to the clinical team after your consultation if you require further time.

Where do I get my blood tests done?2021-07-30T13:02:45+00:00

After you have your pre-appointment assessment, if you require a blood test we will arrange a convenient time and location for one of our trained healthcare specialists to visit you to take bloods and carry out any other physical tests that may be required.

Where will my face-to-face appointment be?2021-06-28T17:17:05+00:00

If you are seen in person, then this will be at Warwick Nuffield Hospital,  The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW.

Who will I see at my appointment?2021-08-01T23:56:40+00:00

All of our consultations are doctor-led. You will see a practicing GP, all of whom work within the NHS also, and have a dedicated interest in either Men’s or Women’s Health. For example, for testosterone deficiency you will see a male GP who has a specialist interest and understanding of this condition. For menopause, we have female GPs who have a specialist interest in Women’s Health. Where additional support or treatment is required, we can also refer you to our other specialists such as hospital consultants.

Why do I need to provide my GP details?2021-06-28T17:38:28+00:00

We want to practice as safely as we can and involve your normal GP.  We will notify your GP of treatments we provide so that they can update their systems and ensure that there are no concerns highlighted over other treatment you might be receiving from them.  For example, some medications cannot be taken alongside others, or you might need more monitoring with some.

For that reason, we ask that you provide your GP’s details before your first appointment using the hello@h3health.co.uk email address.

Will I always see the same doctor?2021-06-28T17:42:46+00:00

Wherever possible you will always see the same doctor as you progress through your treatment with us.

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