Our Targeted Lung Health Checks Van Has Moved to Bodmin!

By Domonique Curaba | May 23, 2023

Our Van has moved and we are now scanning patients in Bodmin, Cornwall. We are asking for everyone between the ages of 55 and 75 to keep an eye out for their letter inviting them to attend a Lung Health. So far our programme in Cornwall has:…

Beginner Dermoscopy Course for Primary Care 2023

By Domonique Curaba | February 10, 2023

In April we will kick off our Primary Care training session for recognising and diagnosing benign skin lesions using a Dermoscope. This training has been running for the last two years and will continue with our initial kick off session, followed by monthly lunchtime sessions (dates for…

Can you help us ? Join us as Patient Representatives!

By Beth Kingshott | December 13, 2022

Could you share your experiences and help us shape future services? We are seeking patient representatives from across Devon and Cornwall to join our Patient Forum and Site Specific network groups. For further information please email:

Our TLHC van is moving!

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

The Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) programme is a new and ground-breaking flagship programme of work in England which will contribute to the ambition of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer. Lung cancer is the world’s biggest…

British Lung Foundation backs lung cancer campaign urging GPs to ‘See Through the Symptoms’ during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

By Domonique Curaba | November 1, 2022

Lung cancer charities EGFR Positive UK, ALK Positive UK and the Ruth Strauss Foundation team up to raise awareness of lung cancer in never-smokers The British Lung Foundation, Primary Care Respiratory Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and other leading respiratory organisations are supporting a new lung cancer early-diagnosis…

Our Cornwall Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Spotlight

By Domonique Curaba | August 19, 2022

Last week the BBC Spotlight news team attended our first scanning site to film our van and talk to Ann James- Chief Executive, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. Also present on the day was; Kate Shields- Chief Executive Officer, NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care…

This July 2022 is Sarcoma Awareness Month!

By Domonique Curaba | July 4, 2022

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, so what is sarcoma? Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. Supporting tissues include bone, cartilage, tendons, fat and muscle. There are 2 main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma bone sarcoma (also called primary bone…

May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

By Domonique Curaba | May 23, 2022

This May there is a lot happening in the world of skin cancer and there area a variety of awareness campaigns that anyone can get involved with. Melanoma Awareness Month | Melanoma UK In May, during Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and part of this year’s Global Coalition…

It’s Time To Talk About Bladder Cancer

By Domonique Curaba | May 4, 2022

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month. Action Bladder Cancer is part of a global group of bladder cancer organisations – the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition – who are working together to raise awareness of bladder cancer, the over-looked needs of patients and the need for action.…

Targeted Lung Health Checks on BBC Radio Cornwall!

By Domonique Curaba | April 13, 2022

University Hospitals Plymouth Consultant Cyrus Daneshvar was on BBC Radio Cornwall yesterday to talk about the Launch of the Targeted Lung Health Checks Programme. Julie Skentelbery led a very informative discussion around the importance of attending the appointments being offered to the population of Cornwall and what…