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Invitation process

You’ll receive an invitation letter in the post from your GP. When we are next in your area.

Following this, you will receive a telephone call and text to confirm your eligibility and your appointment.

What will happen during my Lung Health Check?

Your appointment will be on a mobile clinic, in your local community, with a Lung Health Check Nurse. They will ask you questions about your breathing, overall lung health, lifestyle, and medical history. You may need to have a low-dose CT scan, which should happen on the same day, at the mobile clinic.

What happens after the Lung Heath Check?

There are three possible results from your lung health check:

No problems found – the Specialist nurse may find nothing further to investigate and you will be discharged from the Lung Health Check Programme. A letter will be sent to you and your GP, to inform them.

Referral to your GP – If any problem with your breathing or lung health is found then you may be referred to your GP or to another NHS team in the community.

Offered a Low dose CT scan of your lungs – Whether you are offered a low dose CT scan will depend on whether you are at risk of getting lung cancer now or in the future. We work out your risk from your history of smoking, lifestyle factors, and yours and your family’s’ medical history. The nurse will help you to choose whether the scan is right for you. We will write to your GP so they know about the appointment. If you choose to have the CT scan you will then be enrolled into the Lung Health Check Screening Programme and you will receive the outcomes of the scan via telephone and/or via a letter. You may need to come to hospital for further tests.

To find out more about what to expect from your lung health check, you can watch the video below