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Lung Health Check Program

If you’re aged 55 – 80, a smoker or ex-smoker, registered with a GP in North or East Manchester you will receive a letter from your GP with information about how to book for a free lung check.

Once you have received the invitation letter from your GP Practice, please contact the Lung Health Check team to book your appointment on 0161 291 3580

Lung Health Check Program is implemented by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). The main objective of this project is to tackle poor early diagnosis and survival rates for lung cancer by providing quick, easily accessible screenings for those deemed at higher risk of lung conditions. The project will utilize ultra-low-dose CT scanners in first-of-their-kind mobile units, delivered in partnership by Withenshawe Hospital, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC), Cobalt and Siemens Healthineers. From next month (April 2019), Lung Health Check support units and CT vehicles will be placed in key community-based locations across North and East Manchester for the next two years. The first location is at the Etihad Campus, Manchester City Football Club’s stadium, where participants will be able to attend on selected dates – outside of match days.

From August to September Lung Health Check support units and CT vehicles will be placed at Tesco Cheetham Hill!

Those eligible for screenings – smokers and former smokers aged between 55 and 80 – will receive a personal invitation for a Lung Health Check from their GP. The resident will arrange a suitable date and time to attend their nearest Lung Health Check site where a nurse will ask them some questions about their lung health and carry out a simple test to measure the amount of air in their lungs. The specialist will then use the results to determine if the resident will benefit from having an ultra-low-dose CT scan. If so, this scan can then be done immediately in the purpose-built mobile unit and would take only a few minutes. The check will only take around 30 minutes in total. The Lung Health Check can spot problems early , often before you notice anything, when treatment could be simpler and more successful. Other benefits of the Lung Health Check:

  • It’s free
  • It’s local and easy to get to
  • Talk through your questions
  • Find out about having a lung scan
  • No judgements on smoking

You can bring a friend, family member or partner with you, if you’d like. For additional information you can check the project website: https://mft.nhs.uk/lunghealthcheck/about-the-lung-health-check/ or Get in contact with the BHA