When you have recieved an invitation
Your GP practice has identified you as person who is eligible for a free NHS Lung Health Check. Those who are eligible have the opportunity to be assessed by a nurse to see if they may be at higher risk. Anyone who is seen as high risk can then take advantage of a low dose CT scan to find out if their lungs are healthy.
You might have a CT scan in a mobile van.
A CT scan is a test that uses x-rays and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. It takes pictures from different angles. The computer puts them together to make a 3-dimensional (3D) image.
You’re awake during the scan and it’s over quickly.
Getting your results
You will hear from the Lung Health Check team within 4 weeks about the results of your CT scan. They will also give you information about what happens next.
More Information about the Targeted Lung Health Checks can be found here.
An easy read version of a leaflet with more information about this service can be found here: TLHC Booklet Easy Read.
A leaflet with more information about this service can be found here: Targeted Lung Health Check Participant booklet