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:
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?
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:
August - October 2017
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February - April 2018
May - September 2018
September 2018 - March 2019
Previous Lung Hung clinics have also been held in Picton, Speke, Everton, and Norris Green during 2016/17.
Contact us: If you have any queries, please email: HealthyLung@liverpoolccg.nhs.uk
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