NHS Targeted Lung Health Checks in North East Lincolnshire
Good news, NHS Targeted Lung Health Checks are available in your area and are open to past and present smokers aged between 55 and 74, and who are registered with a local GP.
What is a Lung Health Check?
A Lung Health Check consists of an initial phone consultation with a specialist nurse, who will ask you some questions about your breathing and overall lung health and about your lifestyle, family and medical history.
Following this, you may be offered an ultra-low dose CT scan to check for early signs of lung cancer or other lung diseases. If you are invited to have a scan this will take place in a mobile unit at a convenient location within the local community.
How to book
Clinics are taking place in a phased approach by GP practice (see our FAQs for more info). Eligible patients registered with the below GP surgeries are now being invited for Lung Health Checks:
- Woodfield Medical Group
- Pelham Medical Group
- The Roxton Practice
- Open Door Surgery
- Quayside Practice
- Dr A Kumar
- Dr P Suresh Babu
- Birkwood Medical Centre
- Greenlands Surgery
- Clee Medical Centre
- Clee Medical – Stirling Street
- Dr Sinha
- Dr Mathews
- Dr OZ Qureshi
If eligible for a Lung Health Check, you’ll receive a letter from your GP inviting you to make an appointment, simply call the telephone number on your letter to book. Please do not turn up at the mobile unit without an appointment as we will be unable to see you.
Where is my nearest Lung Health Check mobile unit?
The NHS Lung Health Check mobile unit will be located at different locations across the area to make it easy to access. The unit is currently based at Tesco Market St, Grimsby DN31 1PG.
Whether you’re travelling by bus, car, or walking, information on how to get to Tesco can be found here.
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What if I’m not eligible but have concerns?
Targeted Lung Health Checks are being offered to past and present smokers aged between 55 and 74, and who are registered with a local GP. This is because research shows these people are most at risk of developing lung problems.
If you or someone you know doesn’t fit into the criteria for a Lung Heath Check but is worried about any of the symptoms below a GP appointment should be sought as soon as possible:
• A persistent cough or change in your normal cough
• Coughing up blood
• Being short of breath
• Unexplained tiredness or weight loss
• An ache or pain when breathing or coughing
• Appetite loss
Official launch of Lung Health Checks in North East Lincolnshire
We held an official launch event for Lung Health Checks in North East Lincolnshire on 21st March 2023. The event involved a wide range of partners and a number of presentations, including an overview of the National Lung Health Check programme from Dan Cariad, Deputy Director of Programmes, NHS Cancer Programme. You can watch the event in full below.
Catherine, a Hull resident and smoker, attended her appointment in July 2021. Here, Catherine tells us what happened next and why she's encouraging others to take part.
Danny and Christine's story
After their Lung Health Check appointments in January 2020, Danny was invited back for further investigation. Now, Danny and his wife Christine are telling their story to encourage others to attend.