It sounds dramatic but a young woman arriving in Accident & Emergency, with a very serious illness, was the catalyst that led to the foundation of Full Health. Dr Ann Shortt, our Co-Founder and Medical Director, treated this woman on a Christmas Eve. As an A&E Doctor and GP, Ann saw that her patient's illness would have been entirely curable if it had been identified earlier.
The problem, as Ann saw it, was that the root causes of illness are seldom explored adequately. After visiting their GP, patients often do not know what tests have been run, and why and how they should respond to the results. This is also true of company medicals. Unless something serious is identified, patients may not do anything about their results, and yet these results could indicate serious underlying problems unless treatment or a lifestyle change is introduced.
The aim of a Full Health Report is to improve the presentation of health reports and help individuals/employers/health providers understand any medical conditions that need to be addressed, or what steps are needed to maintain and improve health.