How we will use data from people in Leeds

To help us improve lung health checks in the future we need to understand the long term benefits to people’s lung health. This will involve looking at what happens to people who come for lung health checks as well as those who do not; either because they chose not to or because they were not invited.

To do this we will look at GP and hospital medical records, and other sources such as national databases throughout people’s lifetimes. In particular we want to record how often people are diagnosed with chronic lung disease, and also lung cancer. No patient will be contacted directly by the research team for this information. This data will be held securely and will not be shared with other people. The researchers hope that this information will show the benefit of Lung Health Checks so they can be introduced more widely across Leeds.

If you do not want information about your health to be used in this study, please let us know by phoning 0113 392 6688, emailing or writing to “The Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial, Leeds Chest Clinic, Leeds General Infirmary, LS1 3EX” including your name, date of birth and address.