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Across Norfolk and Waveney areas Targeted Lung Health Checks are now being offered in the Lowestoft area. Lowestoft has been selected as part of the roll out of the programme because of higher incidences and later diagnoses of lung cancer, making the area a priority for early testing.

Plans are currently being developed to expand the programme gradually to the rest of Norfolk and Waveney.

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

You will be contacted by the NHS if you're eligible for a lung health check. Please wait until you are invited by the Lung Health Check Team. The invitation will be based on your smoking history in your GP record so if you think this might be out of date, please let your GP know and they can update your record.

The follow up lung scans are being offered at the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

If you have been invited for a check and need to contact the team, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact details of the stop smoking service:

Feel Good Suffolk is a new way to support people in Suffolk to improve their health and wellbeing. It is a new service offering Stop smoking services to residents in the Lowestoft area. To find out more please contact: Website - To access support follow this link to the self-referral form


GP practices involved

Over the next two years eligible patients who are registered with the Bridge Road, Alexandra Road, Andaman, High Street, Rosedale, Kirkley Mill and Victoria Road surgeries will receive invites to the programme over the next 2 years.

Meet the team

Bridge Road Surgery is delivering the Lung health Check Service on behalf of all the Lowestoft practices.     

The team who are shown in the photo below are: 

Jonathon Sillitoe (Administrative Support)

Melanie Gilson (TLHC Nurse)

Donna Plane (TLHC advisor)

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 And the Great Yarmouth (JPUH) Hospital Team are: Sophy Chakkalakkal- support nurse, Siji Dileep - Responsible assessor/ Lead nurse, and Keeli Davy - Medical Administrator   (Sophie and Siji pictured below). 

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Relevant resources

For information about Norfolk and Waveney Targeted Lung Health Checks visit: