Lung Health Checks are for current or ex-smokers aged between 55 and 74.
West London Lung Health Checks are a free service currently available for patients at participating GPs in Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham and Sutton.
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.
Update June 2021:
Lung Health Checks continue to be available in Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham, and are now starting in a new borough, Sutton. If you are aged 55-74 with a history of smoking, you will be receiving an invite letter in the post soon.
Lung Health Checks continue to be done remotely via the telephone at this time. When making an appointment, you will be given a time for a call back from one of our specialist nurses who will carry out the check with you. If you need a CT of your lungs, you will be sent an appointment to come along at a time convenient to you.
Scans are taking place at the Royal Brompton Hospital and at our mobile scanner sites at Tesco Yiewsley and Tesco Cheam. When you come in for a scan measures are in place to keep you safe:
- 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.