Free NHS lung health checks
People who live in Doncaster aged from 55 to less than 75, who smoke or used to smoke and have a Doncaster GP will be offered a free NHS lung health check.
Run by specially-trained nurses, lung health checks aim to find out how well your lungs are working.
A lung health check can give you the reassurance that your lungs are healthy or can help find problems early – often before you notice anything is wrong. If lung conditions, or other problems with your breathing or lungs are found early, treatment could be simpler and more successful.
What is a Lung Health Check?
Lung health checks are completely free. Appointments are carried out over the telephone with a specialised nurse, lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. The nurse will ask you some questions about your breathing and overall lung health. They will also ask you about your lifestyle, family and medical history. You do not need to do a breathing test; the nurse can get all the information they need from the questions.
How to book your Lung Health Check
If eligible, you will receive a letter from Ashfield Engage inviting you to make a Lung Health Check appointment. You need to ring the number on the letter to make your appointment.
If you are unsure or do not want to attend because of concerns about coronavirus, please speak to the booking team about any concerns/questions you may have.
Keeping you and staff safe whilst onboard the mobile unit is of paramount importance and control measures, such as PPE and social distancing, have been put in place to reduce any risk from your attendance.