Health screening

The aim of health screening is to prevent ill health and to detect disease early enough to be effectively treated, so that you can enjoy a longer, healthier life. Think of it in the same way as a 50,000 mile service on your car. We’re looking to diagnose faults and help you make positive changes to keep your body in good working order.

Many men ask us for a “prostate health check”, and our basic Prostate Health Check is designed for them.

However, we know that while most men over the age of 50 will develop prostate problems, many more will be heading towards middle age and beyond with a portfolio of risk factors for other diseases – many of which might be prevented if recognised and tackled early.We offer these as our Prostate PLUS+ Executive Health Check – a unique, prostate-focused but comprehensive health screen.

At The Prostate Centre we think of ourselves not just as prostate doctors but as men’s health specialists – with some authority, as our clinicians have written and edited textbooks on the subject, regularly addressing international academic meetings and advising national bodies. Unusually for a “well-man” health screen, you will find the doctor who reviews your results and checks your health here is not just a GP; he will be a highly qualified expert. He will certainly have had a long-standing academic interest in men’s health as well as a passion for the prostate.

There is a vast number of screening tests available, often marketed aggressively. But not all are appropriate: there may be lack of evidence for their effectiveness, either in general or in specific groups. So we’ve selected a set of evidence-based tests and assessments which we believe are the best indicators of potential health problems.