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Healthy Lung Pilot - 2016

In Spring 2016 Liverpool CCG began to work with communities across Liverpool to help local residents to improve their lung health, and to help diagnose lung conditions earlier.

The Healthy Lung Programme pilot was launched in April 2016 with an initial focus on improving ealy diagnosis in four areas of the city identified as having a high prevalence of lung disease, including: Picton, Everton, Speke and Norris Green.

This included:

  • Hosting a series of 'Breathe Freely' community events where people could find out more about how to look after their lungs and receive a free NHS lung health check with a health professional. 
  • Those living in the pilot areas, aged 58-70 years and with a history of smoking, were invited to attend a lung health clinic at their GP surgery to assess their lung health.

More information about what was trialled during the pilot year can be found below.

Following the success of the initial pilot year, the programme has now been extended to other areas of the city. You can find out more about the Healthy Lung Programme on our website here.


Key Documents

The University of Liverpool & Queen Mary University of London produced a report into the impact of the Healthy Lung Programme in December 2020, which you can access here. You can also view the preliminary report from March 2017 here.

You can also download an independent evaluation into the impact of the Healthy Lung events here.