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health check for a £5.00 ! @ asda

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For just £5 – reduced from the normal price of £10 – you can have a 10-minute private consultation with one of our pharmacists including:

A blood pressure check
A full cholesterol check
A diabetes check
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) measured

Plus a free eye test at Asda Opticians worth £15.
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4 Likes #1
Is this not free at your doctors.
#2
andym6561
Is this not free at your doctors.


theres never appointments free at the docs, and when you work sometimes its easier to go to asda whilst you grab a few bits. this is a mage bargain, wish theyd chuck a free flu jab in though :p
#3
Can you have your eye test prescription, a lot of these deals only allow you to buy glasses from the opticians who do the test. Top price frames etc
3 Likes #4
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!
#5
If its a proper eye test they are not allowed to withold the prescription, you may have to ask but it is the law that they give it when asked.
#6
andym6561
Is this not free at your doctors.


No.

Some screening for certain groups, eg. over 55's men every so many years, or screening for specific diseases, whatever arrangement have been made with the Primary care trust in that area, often dependent on whatever scheme is in operation at the time; but the Doctor is there for treating conditions, and won't usually run checks without a reason or potential symptoms, so if you are 30, fit and not ill, and ask for a diabetes test, then usually they will ask WHY you want one. Might still be reasons to give you one, but you aren't entitled to dictate what tests he will run.

Mind you, for the same reason, why get these tests if you have no specific reasons or symptoms? If you HAVE specific reasons or symptoms, then it makes more sense to go to the Doctor, there might be good reasons to run more tests than these very basic ones!
#7
bobbyashmore
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!


They aren't, but in any case, what's unsafe about it?
1 Like #8
nihcaj
bobbyashmore
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!


They aren't, but in any case, what's unsafe about it?


Smartprice?
6 Likes #9
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.
#10
mmmm well over £200 private

arrrrr well I tried!
#11
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2010/4/7/1270636585190/Hard-Sell-Asda-001.jpg
#12
lumpybum
andym6561
Is this not free at your doctors.
theres never appointments free at the docs, and when you work sometimes its easier to go to asda whilst you grab a few bits. this is a mage bargain, wish theyd chuck a free flu jab in though :p
i never have any problem getting in at my doctors!
#13
Don't Llyods the chemist chain do free health checks?

I remember having my BP checked and i'm sure they do other health screens if you ask.
#14
BMI you can do yourself at home. The others don't really need checking unless you are suffering from something in which case its free! But a bargain none the less for the hypochondriacs!
#15
simon1966
Don't Llyods the chemist chain do free health checks?I remember having my BP checked and i'm sure they do other health screens if you ask.

no

£335 at buba
#16
stealadeal
simon1966
Don't Llyods the chemist chain do free health checks?I remember having my BP checked and i'm sure they do other health screens if you ask.


no

£335 at buba


Do you mean Bupa? In which case these two products are completely different...
1 Like #17
cant go wrong for a fiver.
1 Like #18
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


Errr is that the 'royal we', maybe the last thing YOU want, the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better. We'll pay less NI, packages will be built into remuneration, and only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of, the ambulanceman asking for proof of insurance before carting down the meatmarket - so stuff the 'royal we' thank you very much, we don't all concur with your socialist views.
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life, this is inevitable and pending, the sooner we wake up to it the better.
Anyhoo, back to the deals 8)
1 Like #19
bobbyashmore
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!


Yeah, it could be fatal if they get your BMI wrong!!!
#20
2 WEEKS TO SEE MY DOC

will he/she give you a written break down of readings? LDL's?

will you get an eye sight test?

so many jokers here.....

Edited By: stealadeal on Jan 12, 2011 21:36
#21
Well, I look at this the other way around: this is a fiver for an eye test with a few other bits and pieces thrown in for free. In which case (and assuming you are given the prescription), good price.
#22
voted hot because of the free eye test, costs me £15 for that alone
#23
nihcaj
andym6561
Is this not free at your doctors.


No.

Some screening for certain groups, eg. over 55's men every so many years, or screening for specific diseases, whatever arrangement have been made with the Primary care trust in that area, often dependent on whatever scheme is in operation at the time; but the Doctor is there for treating conditions, and won't usually run checks without a reason or potential symptoms, so if you are 30, fit and not ill, and ask for a diabetes test, then usually they will ask WHY you want one. Might still be reasons to give you one, but you aren't entitled to dictate what tests he will run.

Mind you, for the same reason, why get these tests if you have no specific reasons or symptoms? If you HAVE specific reasons or symptoms, then it makes more sense to go to the Doctor, there might be good reasons to run more tests than these very basic ones!


Wow - are you a GP by any chance (or a Pharmacist)? I recently had what my GP called a "full MOT", no problems getting in (after work) and I was very pleased with the service I got. I like to think I know my GP and vice versa, hence the trust aspect which swings it for me a bit. I also think the point someone else made about the prospect of the NHS continuing on a downward spiral with things like this is a valid point. Just saying.....................
2 Likes #24
gazw
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


Errr is that the 'royal we', maybe the last thing YOU want, the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better. We'll pay less NI, packages will be built into remuneration, and only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of, the ambulanceman asking for proof of insurance before carting down the meatmarket - so stuff the 'royal we' thank you very much, we don't all concur with your socialist views.
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life, this is inevitable and pending, the sooner we wake up to it the better.
Anyhoo, back to the deals 8)


Lol, only a fool would use the US as a model for healthcare!
#25
shareef
gazw
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


Errr is that the 'royal we', maybe the last thing YOU want, the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better. We'll pay less NI, packages will be built into remuneration, and only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of, the ambulanceman asking for proof of insurance before carting down the meatmarket - so stuff the 'royal we' thank you very much, we don't all concur with your socialist views.
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life, this is inevitable and pending, the sooner we wake up to it the better.
Anyhoo, back to the deals 8)


Lol, only a fool would use the US as a model for healthcare!


LOL, there's category two no doubt afearing the meatmarket....................
7 Likes #26
gazw
the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better.

Yes, because it works so well for low-paid employees in the US. You seem too naive to realise this, but having a private health insurance policy does not guarantee you "the treatment you require". In the American system you are even more subject to cost-benefit calculations and the whim of profit-margins than in the UK. The average Mr and Mrs Joe Public are much more likely to get the the treatment they require in the UK than in the US.

gazw
only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of

Of course, because the only people who can't afford adequate health insurance in the US are the spongers and the workshy.

gazw
we don't all concur with your socialist views.

Thankfully the vast majority of people in this country see your views on privatised health insurance as the abomination they are, and realise that the NHS is the greatest thing this country has ever done for itself.

gazw
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life

This is just so unspeakably stupid that it's impossible to know where to begin. Gun control, perhaps?

Edited By: Sweetchuck on Jan 12, 2011 21:42
#27
The
Sweetchuck
gazw
the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better.

Yes, because it works so well for low-paid employees in the US. You seem to naive to realise this, but having a private health insurance policy does not guarantee you "the treatment you require". In the American system you are even more subject to cost-benefit calculations and the whim of profit-margins than in the UK. The average Mr and Mrs Joe Public are much more likely to get the the treatment they require in the UK than in the US.

gazw
only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of

Of course, because the only people who can't afford adequate health insurance in the US are the spongers and the workshy.

gazw
we don't all concur with your socialist views.

Thankfully the vast majority of people in this country see your views on privatised health insurance as the abomination they are, and realise that the NHS is the greatest thing this country has ever done for itself.

gazw
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life

This is just so unspeakably stupid that it's impossible to know where to begin. Gun control, perhaps?


The point is made sweetpants, return to the deals <3
#28
Worth it for the cholesterol test if nothing else.

If a £5 hotukdeal saves one person from a heart attack them it's a hot deal from me.
#29
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


You're not wrong!
1 Like #30
andym6561
Is this not free at your doctors.


Yes free after waiting 4 weeks to see your Dr.

Cannot go wrong for a fiver (with free eye test too)
#31
£5 is not bad if you have a doctor with a 2 week waiting list, The eye test is worth that on its own.
I get bupa cover with work but if some people pay for asda to do things instead of going to the GP then that can only be good for the NHS as it reduces their costs and waiting lists too!
#32
gazw
shareef
gazw
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


Errr is that the 'royal we', maybe the last thing YOU want, the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better. We'll pay less NI, packages will be built into remuneration, and only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of, the ambulanceman asking for proof of insurance before carting down the meatmarket - so stuff the 'royal we' thank you very much, we don't all concur with your socialist views.
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life, this is inevitable and pending, the sooner we wake up to it the better.
Anyhoo, back to the deals 8)


Lol, only a fool would use the US as a model for healthcare!


LOL, there's category two no doubt afearing the meatmarket....................


No, just a doctor who wouldn't want an americanised system of healthcare.
#33
The eye test is worth it alone
#34
shareef
gazw
shareef
gazw
Painterz1
God, don't encourage them. This is the creeping open of the door that leads to the privitisation of the UK health service.

And the last thing we want is a US style system of needing private health insurance.


Errr is that the 'royal we', maybe the last thing YOU want, the sooner we have a competitive 'private' payment system where people pay for and get the treatment they require in a dignified, professional, timely manner by professionals who realise the 'customer' ie 'royal we' will go elsewhere to another private provider who provides a better and more caring professional service - the better. We'll pay less NI, packages will be built into remuneration, and only the spongers and workshy will have something to be afeared of, the ambulanceman asking for proof of insurance before carting down the meatmarket - so stuff the 'royal we' thank you very much, we don't all concur with your socialist views.
We follow the US in ALL aspects of everyday life, this is inevitable and pending, the sooner we wake up to it the better.
Anyhoo, back to the deals 8)


Lol, only a fool would use the US as a model for healthcare!


LOL, there's category two no doubt afearing the meatmarket....................


No, just a doctor who wouldn't want an americanised system of healthcare.


Aaaaah, afearing accountability and salary justification away from the NHS gravy train drain.....;)
3 Likes #35
Good deal, even if only for the eye test for a fiver.

However, the cholesterol and glucose test are not that accurate because they use test kits (which you can buy, very expensive). These have been proven as not that reliable, (taken from finger stab). ALSO the it is not a fasting test which give a far more reliable result.

Nurses arrange the vast majority of cholesterol / diabetes tests. Sometimes it is easier to get appt with practice nurse. You don't need to see the GP just to request these tests. That said, if a pharmacy test shows you have raised cholesterol, they always advise you go to your surgery for a proper test to get a more accurate result..........so you might as well go there in the first place. But I do understand, it is the convenience and it is better than nothing, especially if you struggle to get appts.

Agree that if you are in twenties, thirties with no significant family history of heart disease (close relative developed heart disease under the age of 60), you would not be considered at risk and so might not need to be tested.

Anywhere I have worked, (lots of health centres) anyone over the age of 40 who wants cholesterol / diabetes blood test check can have one. You have to see nurse first to go through info like family history / smoking etc (because sometimes aditional blood tests might also be required at the same time). In fact full MOT.....blood pressure, urine test.....ALL FREE. .

In the next few months you will hear a lot more about this as big publicity drive to get all all over 40's to have these check ups done. Most of you here care about your health, the majority of people I see every day, don't sadly.

Remember there are no symptoms for high blood pressure, millions walking around and have no idea it is high. Same is also increasingly true for type 2 diabetes, can often be no symptoms. These conditions are only danagerous if they are not controlled. If you are over 40, ask for appt to see practice nurse, take urine sample along. Throw in a cup of coffee and BUPA will charge you £350 for exactly the same tests

Works in my area. Please don't complain to me if same is not true for you.......had a s**t day, verbally abused by someone who is very ill and thinks I am trying to prescribe something that will kill him, so won't take it. Ho Hum.


And another thing......Doctors are not all men.



Edited By: iglimpse on Jan 12, 2011 22:15: why
1 Like #36
bobbyashmore
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!


I have to disagree. These are the sort of tests that need to be diverted away from a GP's time. They can be safely performed and interpreted by a pharmacist with relevant advice and if you are a heart attack waiting to happen based on the results, then they will refer you to your GP!

Way too much NHS money is wasted by people going to the GP for symptoms and services that can be dealt with at a pharmacy.
#37
stealadeal
mmmm well over £200 privatearrrrr well I tried!

I voted hot.
I also agree its a good deal if you want a quick check up with a fully qualified pharmacy practioner.
If I needed a health check I would have to pay a small fee at my doctors if there isnt an underlying health problem presenting syptoms and I agree 100% with paying that fee. Too many people take the NHS for granted and think its okay to run to the doctors with the slightest headache or upset stomach. Take a paracetamol for gods sake and stop costing the country millions. :-)
#38
Ignorance is bliss.
People thinking the NHS is free lol.
Where do you think the money comes from?
#39
cyrano
stealadeal
mmmm well over £200 privatearrrrr well I tried!
I voted hot. I also agree its a good deal if you want a quick check up with a fully qualified pharmacy practioner. If I needed a health check I would have to pay a small fee at my doctors if there isnt an underlying health problem presenting syptoms and I agree 100% with paying that fee. Too many people take the NHS for granted and think its okay to run to the doctors with the slightest headache or upset stomach. Take a paracetamol for gods sake and stop costing the country millions. :-)

NO. You should never have to pay for medical check up unless it is for specific reason e.g HGV licence, insurance, legal etc.
#40
yourlegaldealer
bobbyashmore
These are free at the doctors and possibly safer!
I have to disagree. These are the sort of tests that need to be diverted away from a GP's time. They can be safely performed and interpreted by a pharmacist with relevant advice and if you are a heart attack waiting to happen based on the results, then they will refer you to your GP!Way too much NHS money is wasted by people going to the GP for symptoms and services that can be dealt with at a pharmacy.

Agree there is lots of good advice pharmacies can provide. Just not sure lots more tests that are not that accurate is the way to go, as I said earlier you do not have to see the GP. Make appt to see the nurse instead.

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