What Happens at a Lung Health Check?

The Lung Health Check appointment will be completed over the telephone. You will only need to attend an appointment in person if you are asked to have a CT scan.

A specially trained member of staff will phone you within 15 minutes of your agreed appointment time to carry out your check. The appointment will last around 15-20 minutes. You will be asked a number of questions about your health, lifestyle and history, including any personal history of cancer or family history of lung cancer. The answers will be used to assess your risk of developing lung cancer in the future. If you are assessed as being at increased risk of lung cancer, you will be offered a low dose CT scan. If you are offered a scan, you will be talked through the benefits and risks, and you’ll be able to ask any questions you have. An appointment for your CT scan will be booked for you.

After your scan, you will receive your results within around 4 weeks. Your GP will also be contacted with the results of your scan.

Watch our video on Lung Health Checks for more information.

More information about the Lung Health Check is included in the leaflet you receive with your invitation. You can download a copy of this leaflet here.