Targeted Lung Health Checks
An NHS Screening Service
The NHS Targeted Lung Health Check programme is available for people aged 55 to 75, who have smoked in their lifetime.
In partnership with the NHS, InHealth is a provider of TLHC screening across the UK.
How it works
Where eligible, you will be sent a letter inviting you for a telephone appointment where you’ll be asked some questions about your smoking history and general health. You may then be invited to a lung health check with a Nurse. NHS Lung health checks are completely free and will be offered 7 days a week, including evenings. They take place in convenient community locations such as supermarkets and sports venues, making it as easy as possible for you to attend.
The judgement-free health check will be run by specialist nurses. You’ll be asked some questions about your breathing and overall health. The nurse will measure your height and weight, they may even test your breathing. If a problem with your breathing or lungs is found, early treatment could be simpler and more successful. Your lungs work hard every minute of your life as you get older. It’s worth having them checked out.
Why it’s important
Dr Kofi Nimako, lung specialist at East Surrey Hospital, explains how Lung Health Check are helping to diagnose lung cancer earlier
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