Our Lung Health Check site in Basildon is expected to start at some point in 2024.
This area has been selected as it has higher incidences and later diagnoses of lung cancer, making it a priority area for early testing.
If you are a resident of Basildon and registered with one of the GP practices then please wait to see if you receive an invite. Eligibility will be for people with a history of smoking in the 55-74 age group, registered with a participating GP practice.
What to expect
If you are eligible, you will receive a letter or text message inviting you for an initial Lung Health Check.
The initial assessment will take place over the phone or in person with a health professional. During the initial Lung Health Check, you will be asked some questions about your breathing, overall lung health, lifestyle and family and medical history.
There are three possible results from your lung health check:
- No problems found - the health professional may find nothing further to investigate and you will be discharg ed from the lung health check programme. We will write to your GP to tell them this.
- Referral to your GP - if problems with your breathing or lung health are found, you might be referred to your GP. The team will write to your GP so they know about the outcome.
- Offered a scan of your lungs - If you are assessed to be at a higher risk of lung cancer now or in the future you will be offered a scan of your lungs (a Low Dose CT scan).
Location and contact details
Location to be confirmed.
GP practices involvedGP practices to be confirmed.