Who is Dr Kelly & Associates?

Dr Kelly & Associates is a team of dedicated professionals providing a range of Corporate Health services to some of the City’s largest institutions. With over three decades of experience in providing quality, independent healthcare, Dr Kelly’s has grown from strength to strength and is today recognised as one of the most established private medical practices in the City of London. As a Practice, we believe in providing a premium service from the moment you walk through the door. With four consulting rooms and a team of experienced, friendly doctors, the success and growth of the Practice are based upon the provision of high quality and immediately available medical care to meet the requirements of both companies and individuals within the City of London and surrounding areas.

What do we do?  

Provide Comprehensive Corporate Health Solutions. We provide occupational health services, employee health screening and pre-employment medicals, GP consultations, workplace flu and travel vaccinations and well-being awareness days. We strive to assist our clients in implementing the changes they need to ensure they have a fit and healthy workforce.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

Our Occupational Health Service can be a valued part of your company’s healthcare and sickness absence strategies and recruitment. Our Health Screens provide a thorough overview of our patients’ past and current health & wellbeing, with a view to identifying and anticipating any future health issues. Our doctors provide patients with detailed guidance to reduce the risk of future health problems improving their quality of life. A full range of services including GP Consultations, Referrals, Blood Tests, Sexual Health Testing and Travel & Flu Vaccinations are available. We aim to offer a premium service from the moment your walk through our door. With a full range of services and health screens, we are able to assess your lifestyle and identify potential problems. The results of which have a beneficial impact on your health.

Dr Kelly & Associates Corporate Healthcare Service

A healthy workforce is key to the recruitment and retention of staff and to the overall efficiency and profit margins of a company. Effective healthcare is increasingly seen as a crucial component of an employee’s benefits packages. As a healthcare provider we aim to look after both the physical and psychological health of your staff and to enhance their wellbeing and morale and we offer customised solutions to your healthcare needs. Following a thorough and detailed assessment of your company’s requirements, we work with you to create a comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective programme that will greatly benefit your company and your staff.

In-house facilities...let us come to you

Time spent out of the office is money lost to a company. We can help you minimise such losses through the provision of an in-house facility.

Our on-site medical provision enables us to bring our quality service to your office. These are doctor based so that we can provide speedy prescriptions and referrals and replicate the level of service provided at 65 London Wall. We are able provide any level of service including Occupational Health, Annual Health Assessments, GP Consultations, Annual Flu Vaccinations & Travel Vaccinations.

Pre – Employment Screening

Healthy Employees

Occupational Health & Employee Health Screening is vital to any corporate “wellbeing” strategy and employer benefits programme and a must for any medium to large business. We have extensive experience in creating and delivering private health care, corporate wellness plans, providing health information and promotion as well as personalised health screening programmes. We recognise the importance of employee health screening and the integral part it plays in a corporate health and wellness benefit package.

Our efficient and comprehensive pre-employment screens enable you to assess the health of employee.

  • On-line Pre-Employment Questionnaires

  • Pre-Employment Medicals (30 or 75 mins)

    Annual Medical Screening…a comprehensive well-being package

Effectively manage any health issues within your workforce at an early stage by offering pre-employment screening to all new employees and annual health screening to existing employees or management team…

Our range of health screens can last up to 2 hours and are extensive and detailed medical examinations carried out entirely by the doctor.

  • Full Medical History, Questionnaire & Personal Report & Results

  • Physical Examination

  • Lifestyle Discussion/Advice

  • Height, Weight & Body Mass Index

  • Urine Test

  • Resting ECG

  • Blood Test

  • Blood Pressure test

  • Lung Function

  • Hearing Test

  • Vision Test

  • Stool Test – a screening test for bowel cancer (over 40)

  • Chest X-ray (if indicated)*

Our Premier Health Screen also includes an exercise ECG to measure your heart function during exercise.

Additional Tests for Men:

  • Testicular Examination & Instruction

  • PSA – a screening test for prostate cancer (over 45)

Additional Tests for Women:

  • Cervical Smear

  • Pelvic Examination

  • Breast Examination & Instruction

  • Chlamydia Swab (if clinically indicated)

  • Digital Mammography*

       *available at extra cost

GP Consultations

The provision of Corporate GP services within the City of London is becoming increasingly popular. Our corporate clients combine our GP facility with other services and will make appointments available to their employees on either an open or restricted basis.

  • Less time is spent out of the office and employees can be back at their desks in as little as 30mins

  • We strive to provide a same or next day appointment

  • Where necessary, follow-up investigations can be undertaken or speedy referrals to leading consultant specialists can be arranged

…You can choose to pay per-capita or on a pay-on-usage basis…

  • Reduces time out of the office

  • Online booking available

  • Range of usage schemes available

  • Fully independent onward referral available

Referrals:

We are one of the few remaining independent practices in the City so you can be sure that when our doctors refer you to a Consultant it is because they believe they are the best for your situation…not because the consultant is linked to the Practice. A full onward referral service is available.

  • Fully independent referral process

  • Choice of top quality Consultants

Why Choose Us

Dr Kelly & Associates is one of the few remaining independent practices in the City and one of the only practices in London with a purely doctor led service. We don’t have a call centre style booking-in process and you are always greeted by experienced medical administrators and should there be anything HR needs to discuss, one of our management team will always be available for them to speak with. We are traditional in our core values but innovative and modern in our approach and we put the quality of service above profits and financial efficiencies.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine), or in the appendix. It is most common in people over the age of 45 with one in 18 people in the UK developing bowel cancer at some point in their lives. It is more easily and successfully treated if diagnosed in its early stages.

The Causes

The exact causes are not known although certain factors make the cancer more likely:

  • A family history of colorectal cancer
  • Lack of exercise
  • Lack of fibre, fruit and vegetables in your diet as well as processed red meats
  • Previous cases of colorectal cancer, chronic bowel inflammation (e.g. ulcerative colitis) or adenomatous polyp.

The bowel forms part of our intestines and is divided into two parts, the small bowel and the large bowel. The large bowel is made up of the colon and rectum with cancer occurring in either of these areas.

The Symptoms

  • Blood or mucus in the stools (although blood is often from piles)
  • Anaemia
  • Diarrhoea or constipation lasting longer than normal
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of weight
  • Fatigue

Often these symptoms are similar to a number of other minor conditions but if you do have any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Diagnosis

A diagnosis is made by a variety of tests including the appearance of the stools, a rectal examination, a faecal occult blood test, a barium X-ray, colonoscopy and a biopsy. The faecal occult blood test (which looks for traces of blood in the stools) is not by itself sufficient to produce a diagnosis of bowel cancer but is a popular and effective first step in the diagnostic process.

Treatment

If bowel cancer is diagnosed, in about 60% of cases surgery will be required to remove the malignant section of the bowel. The earlier the disease is detected the better the chances of successful treatment. Regular screens improve the chances of detecting the disease at any early stage.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with approximately 48,000 women contracting breast cancer in Britain each year. The majority of breast cancer cases affect woman over 50, but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer.

The primary risk factors for breast cancer are women and those of an older age. Other potential risk factors include –

  • Lack of childbearing or breastfeeding
  • Higher hormone levels
  • Diet and obesity
  • Family history of breast cancer

Breast cancer can have a number of symptoms but the first noticeable symptom is typically a lump that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue (although most breast lumps are not cancerous) or thickening of the tissue itself.  More than 80% of breast cancer cases are discovered when the woman feels a lump which can be located in lymph nodes in the armpit. Lumps aren't the only sign of breast cancer, however, and early detection can save your life.

There are several types of breast cancer which can develop in different areas of the breast. Often, breast cancer is divided into two types –

  • Non-invasive breast cancer which is found in the ducts of the breast and has not developed the ability to spread outside the breast.
  • Invasive breast cancer which has the ability to spread outside the breast.

The earliest signs of breast cancers are detected by a mammogram which creates an image of the breast by passing X-rays through its tissue at a very low dose. Mammogram can detect tumours before they can be felt, so screening is key for early detection. Annual mammograms are a necessity and should be routine for all women over 40 but all adult women should also carry out a breast self-examination at least once a month.

Self-examinations should be carried out in the shower, in front of a mirror and lying down where you can familiarise yourself with the look and feel of your breasts.

If you find a lump you shouldn't panic, schedule an appointment with your doctor or for further information call Dr Kelly’s on 020 7638 2999.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 16 million people have Alzheimer's disease and although it develops differently for every individual, there are many common symptoms. There is no cure for the disease which sadly worsens as it progresses, eventually leading to death. Early symptoms are often mistakenly thought to be 'age-related' concerns or manifestations of stress. In the early stages, the most common symptom is a difficulty in remembering recent events. Other symptoms can include:

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems.
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or at work.
  • Confusion with time.
  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing.
  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
  • Decreased or poor judgment.
  • A withdrawal from work or social activities.
  • Changes in mood and personality. 

When Alzheimer's is suspected, the diagnosis is usually confirmed with tests that evaluate behavior and thinking abilities. Unfortunately, there is no simple, reliable test for diagnosing the disease, so the diagnosis is usually based on ruling out other conditions first. If your GP suspects Alzheimer’s, they can often carry out a brain scan which includes:

  • Computerised axial tomography (CT or CAT) scans  are a way of taking pictures of the brain using X-rays and a computer.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans create an image of the brain using radio signals produced by the body in response to the effects of a very strong magnet contained within the scanner.
  • Single photon emission computerised tomography (SPECT) scans look at the blood flow through the brain, rather than at the structure of the brain. 

If you’re worried about your health and think you or someone else close to you may have Alzheimer's you should visit and speak with your GP.