I have received an invitation
Your GP has invited you to contact our telephone number to see if you are eligible for a FREE NHS LUNG HEALTH CHECK. This is like an MOT for your lungs to see if they are in good working order.
Most people will find out that their lungs are working fine. Some people may benefit from further tests or treatment either from their GP or Hospital Doctors.
What will happen?
Your invitation letter asks you to contact our telephone number 0113 392 6688. If you choose to take part, the team will ask some questions about your breathing and other aspects of your lung health on the phone. This will allow us to decide whether you are eligible to come to the mobile van for a FREE NHS LUNG HEALTH CHECK.
Only people who have received an invitation will be able to take part in this.
How do the Lung Health Checks work?
The checks take place in mobile vans in convenient community locations like supermarket car parks, so you won’t have to travel to hospital. They are run by specially trained nurses, who can find out how well your lungs are working.
Why have I been invited?
The checks are for people aged 55 to 80, who are current or former smokers. You are invited whether you feel fine or not, and whether or not you have any lung problems.
What are the benefits of the Lung Health Check?
- Totally FREE
- LOCAL and easy to get to – your check takes place in a community setting close to your home
- TALK through your questions over a tea or coffee
- Find out about pros and cons of having a lung scan
- No judgements on smoking
What should I do now?
If you have received an invitation and you choose to take part, contact us on 0113 392 6688 for the first part of you LUNG HEALTH CHECK. Only people who have received an invitation will be able to have this check.
How will information about me be used as part of the Lung Health Check programme?
For more information about how we use patient information please click here.
How else can I keep my lungs healthy?
Your lungs work hard every minute of your life. Looking after them to ensure they stay in good working order is really important. For more information about keeping your lungs healthy please click here.