Lung Health Clinics

What are the lung nurse clinics? 

We are working with GP Practices to contact patients who have been identified as being at a higher risk of developing lung disease inviting them to a lung health clinic in local NHS health centres or Doctors surgeries.

You are eligible if:

  • You are aged 58-75 years old and have ever smoked or you are in this age group and have COPD

A letter will come from your own GP, asking you to telephone the lung nurse service directly to book an appointment. Please book your appointment as soon as you can as the sooner lung conditions are detected, the more we can do to help.

Why is this being offered? 

We have top surgeons at Liverpool Heart and Chest (Broadgreen) and the latest radiotherapy available yet currently rates of lung cancers and death rates from lung cancer in Liverpool are higher than the national average. This is partly because we are finding lung cancers at a more advanced stage, making them more difficult to treat and cure.

What will happen at your appointment?

  • We will ask you some questions about your lung health and give you advice around what you can do to look after your lungs.
  • Give you advice on signs and symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and lung cancer
  • If you don’t already have a diagnosis of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), your breathing will be checked with a spirometry test
  • Depending on your spirometry (breathing) test results, you may be referred to GP/practice nurse
  • If you have a higher risk of lung cancer we will offer you a low dose CT scan to look at your lungs more closely

Resources: You can access leaflets explaining your appointment in more detail here.  These leaflets are available in multiple languages.

Appointments will be offered in your area; this may be at your own GP practice or in a local NHS Health Centre and will be offered between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you miss the lung nurses in your area, you can still book an appointment, you just may have to travel a bit further.

If you are age 58-75 years old and have ever smoked or have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) you will be invited by letter from your GP Practice in the following areas:

Area GP Practice When?
Croxteth
  • Jubilee Medical Centre
  • Gillmoss Medical Centre
  • Fir Tree Medical Centre
  • Moss Way Medical Centre

May - July 2017

Anfield
  • Priory Medical Centre
  • Robson Street Surgery
  • Townsend Medical Centre
  • Anfield, The Surgery
  • Anfield Group Practice

August - October 2017

Riverside
  • Sandringham Medical Centre
  • Dingle Park Practice
  • The Elms Medical Practice
  • The Riverside Centre for Health
November 2017 - January 2018
City Centre
  • Vauxhall Health Centre
  • Brownlow Group Practice
  • Marybone Health Centre

February - April 2018

Previous Lung Hung clinics have been held in Picton, Speke, Everton, and Norris Green during 2016/17.

If you have any queries, please email: HealthyLung@liverpoolccg.nhs.uk Thank you!

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