About the lung health check

Lung health checks are available in your area for people aged between 55 and 74, who smoke or used to smoke.

Lung health checks are carried out over the phone by trained nurses or other health professionals, and you will be asked some questions about your general health and lung health. A lung health check will look out for signs of lung cancer too, which can be treated much more successfully when caught sooner.​

Lung health checks take approximately 15-20 minutes.

As part of the lung health check, you may be offered a low dose CT scan to look at your lungs. If you accept, an appointment will be made for you to have your scan at a time that is convenient for you.

Details of how you will be kept safe during if you need to come for a CT scan can be found here.

You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions during your lung health.

This leaflet has more information to help you decide if you would like to have a lung health check: