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‘Being a patient at the Trinity Private Practice gives you a true appreciation of what individual and personal care is all about.’

 

Why Choose Us

  • First Class Medical Care
  • Availability 24 hour a day /
    7 Days a week by Appointment
  • Same Day Appointments
  • No pre-registration required
  • Prompt Access to tests and diagnostic imaging
  • Unrivalled relationship with leading specialists
  • Continuity of Care
  • Patient – Centred, Solution Focused Approach

Appointments

  • Flexible Appointments
  • 6am to 8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday
    Appointments
  • Out of Hours Appointments
  • Home Visits

The Trinity Private Practice

Comprehensive Medicals

We aim to help you to stay healthy, as well as treating you when you are ill. That’s why we encourage all our patients to undergo an annual health screen. We can identify early signs of disease or other health issues and discuss potential risk factors in your family history or lifestyle.

An annual health screen takes far less than a day out of your year but gives you 365 days peace of mind.

Our health screens are comprehensive

On arrival we will perform a targetted series of tests to assess your health, including

  • Height and weight — to calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure — to check for signs of hypertension
  • Urinalysis — to check the urine for ten different parameters
  • ECG — to analyse heart rhythm and check heart function
  • Vitalograph spirometer — to test lung function
  • Visual tests — to check your eyesight and test for colour blindness
  • Stressometer — to assess your current mental health

We may take a blood sample, which will be tested for haemoglobin (to detect anaemia), cholesterol (to find if you blood lipids are within the correct range) and blood sugar levels (to screen for diabetes). Other tests assess how well your kidneys and liver are working.

A fast response and time to talk

Following the targetted tests, your doctor will undertake a thorough physical examination and talk through your medical history, and that of your family to identify potential problems. Heightened risks can often be reduced to normal levels by lifestyle changes.

You will receive a comprehensive report giving you a clear understanding of your current health once all of the test results are available, as well as advice and guidance on how to maintain your health and wellbeing and what behaviours you may need to change to reduce the risk of disease. If all is well, we will call you and your report will follow. If we have concerns, another appointment with the doctor will be arranged.

“You will have plenty of time to raise and discuss any health concerns you may have”

Well-Man and Well-Woman health screening

In addition to our comprehensive general health screening, The Trinity Private Practice offers well-man and well-woman health screening, to address gender specific health concerns.

Well-woman screening

  • Cervical smears and full gynaecological screening
  • Breast check (including mammogram if required)
  • Contraceptive, pregnancy and menopause advice
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Ovarian cancer screening

Well-man screening

  • Blood tests to measure PSA levels (prostate specific antigen)
  • Prostate examination
  • Testicular checks
  • In-depth cardio vascular screening

“Annual health screening is an essential part of looking after yourself and maintaining health and wellbeing, helping you to stay in the best possible condition to enjoy life to the full”

Driver Medicals

At The Trinity Private Practice we undertake driver medicals to cover all DVLA Group 1 and Group 2 standards. This allows you to be confident that you meet the DVLA standards for fitness to drive. These medicals cover

  • HGV, LGV and PCV Driver Medicals
  • Taxi Driver Medical
  • Fork Lift Truck Medical
  • Bus Driver Medical
  • Elderly Driver Medical

The DVLA requires lorry and bus drivers to have a medical at the age of 45 and then every five years until the age of 65. After 65, the medical is required annually. This is the same for taxi drivers, who also need to bring the appropriate local council forms with them to the medical. We can assist in identifying these if required.

HGV Lorry Drivers Medical

HGV Lorry and Bus Drivers require a DVLA medical on form D4 for the following

  • Every year from the age of 65
  • On first application for a PSV licence
  • Upon reaching the age of 45, and thereafter every 5 years

The medical takes around 20 minutes.

Please bring Photo Identification and a list of any medications that you are taking.

*Please be aware that recent changes to the DVLA forms require that you have your eyes tested and the first part of the form completed by an Optometrist/Optician if you wear glasses for driving. Please arrange this prior to making your appointment with us.

Taxi Drivers PSV Medical

Taxi, Minibus and Bus Drivers require a DVLA PSV (Public Service Vehicle Licence) medical on form D4 for the following

  • Every year from the age of 65
  • On first application for a PSV licence
  • Upon reaching the age of 45, and thereafter every 5 years

The medical takes around 20 minutes.

Please bring Photo Identification and a list of any medications that you are taking.

*Please be aware that recent changes to the DVLA forms require that you have your eyes tested and the first part of the form completed by an Optometrist/Optician if you wear glasses for driving. Please arrange this prior to making your appointment with us.

Fork Lift Truck Drivers Operators Medical

It is important that all fork lift truck operators have an appropriate level of medical fitness for the work they are expected to undertake and these medical considerations are detailed within the booklet HSG6 provided by the Health and Safety Executive.

This guidance booklet states

“It is good practice for all operators and potential operators to be screened for fitness before employment and again at regular intervals in middle age. Examination at age 40 and thereafter at five-yearly intervals up to age 65 is recommended. Operators over 65 should be screened annually. Examination is also recommended in all cases after an accident or sickness absence of more than one month, or after a shorter period if it appears likely that the illness may affect fitness to operate the forklift.?

The standard of fitness required to operate a lift truck is generally the same as that required for a Group 1 Driving licence (i.e. a full UK drivers’ license) but applying the principle of individual assessment of fitness should ensure that people with disabilities are not disadvantaged. Some people with disabilities will have developed compensatory skills. Reasonable adjustment to work equipment, as can be required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, may enable a disabled person to operate a lift truck safely. Competence in an emergency must, however, always be considered.

Points to be considered concerning the normal level of fitness required are

  • General – Lift truck operators should usually have full movement of the trunk, neck and limbs, and normal agility. However, a very experienced worker who loses a limb may be successfully re-employed after retraining. A stable disposition is required, but a history of previous mental illness should not necessarily preclude selection. An individual who is dependent on alcohol or non-prescribed drugs should not be employed as a lift truck operator.
  • Vision – Proper guidance of the lift truck and its load depends upon good judgment of space and distance and this generally requires the effective use of both eyes, although some people with monocular vision can undertake certain kinds of lift truck work satisfactorily. Distance vision should be of the same standard as for driving a car on public roads. If distance vision is corrected by glasses or contact lenses these should always be worn while operating a lift truck.
  • Hearing – The ability to hear instructions and warning signals is important, but if a risk assessment specific to the job and the individual indicates that deafness does not constitute a hazard then it should not disqualify someone from operating a lift truck.
  • Epilepsy – This should not debar a worker from operating a lift truck if he/she is eligible for an ordinary driving licence (i.e. has been free from epileptic attack for one year) but any recurrence of seizures must always be reassessed medically. Flashing beacons may trigger epileptic fits.

Recommended for the following personnel

  • Every year from the age of 65
  • On first starting operation
  • Upon reaching the age of 45, and thereafter every 5 years
  • Following sickness or absence of 1 month or more

The medical takes around 30 minutes and you should bring a urine specimen with you.

Please bring Photo Identification and a list of any medications that you are taking.

*Please be aware that recent changes to the DVLA forms require that you have your eyes tested and the first part of the form completed by an Optometrist/Optician if you wear glasses for driving. Please arrange this prior to making your appointment with us.

Bus Drivers PSV Medical

Bus Drivers require a DVLA medical on form D4 for the following

  • Every year from the age of 65
  • On first application for a PSV licence
  • Upon reaching the age of 45, and thereafter every 5 years

The medical takes around 30 minutes.

Please bring Photo Identification and a list of any medications that you are taking.

*Please be aware that recent changes to the DVLA forms require that you have your eyes tested and the first part of the form completed by an Optometrist/Optician if you wear glasses for driving. Please arrange this prior to making your appointment with us.

Elderly Drivers Medical

The medical takes around 20 minutes.

Please bring Photo Identification and a list of any medications that you are taking.

*Please be aware that recent changes to the DVLA forms require that you have your eyes tested and the first part of the form completed by an Optometrist/Optician if you wear glasses for driving. Please arrange this prior to making your appointment with us.

Visa Medicals

If you are applying for a visa to enter into a foreign country you may need to meet medical requirements. You will probably have some form of visa medical requirements sent from the embassy. Every country is different but we can complete all of the necessary forms and assist you in getting your visa. It does help if you can email/send in a copy of the form and requirements before your appointment. Please note that a photo ID will be needed to support your application.

The visa medicals that we carry out are

  • Chinese Visa
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Cayman Islands
  • South Africa