What is the Healthy Lung Programme about?
Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group is working with communities across Liverpool so that local residents have the opportunity to improve their lung health and so that we are able to help diagnose lung conditions early.
From April 2016 – March 2017 the programme was piloted in the NHS GP neighbourhoods of Picton, Everton, Speke and Norris Green. From April 2017 - March 2018, the programme will move to Croxteth, Anfield, City Centre and Riverside.
People aged 58-75 years old who have a history of smoking, or are in this age group and have COPD will be invited to attend a lung health clinic at their GP surgery or a local health centre. After this appointment, if needed, patients will be offered a Chest CT Scan at a local hospital.
Pros and cons of Chest CT Scans
Why is it important to look after your lungs?
For more information please see our guide to looking after your lungs.
To find out more about how the Healthy Lung Programme is already supporting local people, click on this short film:
The University of Liverpool & Queen Mary University of London have produced a Preliminary Report into the impact of the Healthy Lung Programme which you can access here.
You can also download an independent evaluation into the impact of the Healthy Lung events here.
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