The West London Lung Health Check project is still operating during Lockdown!
Lung Health Checks are now performed remotely via telephone so as to comply with Lockdown regulations on social distancing and unnecessary travel.
When making an appointment, you will be given a time for a call back where we will perform the Lung Health Check remotely. If you need a CT scan of your lungs, you will be sent an appointment for you to have your scan at a convenient time.
CT scans are a permitted reason for travel under Lockdown regulations, and are still continuing to be performed at Royal Brompton Hospital, and at our Mobile CT scanner located at Tesco Superstore, Yiewsley.
For patients who are coming in for a CT scan, measures in place to protect both you and our staff include:
- Social distancing – we have a large waiting area where you will not be in close contact with others.
- We ask that you wear a facemask at all times, unless you have a valid medical reason not to.
- Hand sanitiser is available in all rooms
- Your CT scan is very quick, only taking a couple of minutes, so you will be in the facility for as short a time as possible.
If you have any concerns or worries, please contact us to discuss them and we will do our utmost to make your appointment as safe as possible.
Lung Health Checks are for current or ex-smokers aged between 55 and 75.
West London Lung Health Checks are a free service currently available for patients at participating GPs in both Hillingdon, and Hammersmith and Fulham.
During the telephone consultation you will be be able to talk to a health professional who will go through a series of questions specially designed to assess your risk of developing lung problems.
Lung health checks are quick and simple. They are a good way of spotting lung-related problems early on, possibly before you’ve even noticed anything.