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Some people in Crawley and Brighton are being invited for free lung health checks!

NHS Sussex has announced that people in certain parts of Brighton and Crawley may be eligible for free lung health checks.

NHS Sussex has announced that people in certain parts of Brighton and Crawley may be eligible for free lung health checks. 

It is part of a rolling project to help people identify lung cancer early and make sure people are supported.
If you are aged 55-74 years and registered with a GP, you will receive an invite letter through the post in a yellow envelope from the NHS.

This Is not a self-referral programme and you will be invited for your lung health check by letter.
This letter will have a date and time where one of our health advisors will call you for your lung health check which will take approximately 15 minutes.

If this time is not suitable, residents can call and rearrange this to a more convenient time:
Brighton & Hove:  01273 099679
Crawley: 01293 363732


During the telephone call you will be asked questions about your overall lung health, lifestyle, family, and medical history.
You may then be invited to have a lung CT scan. This checks for early signs of lung cancer.
Scans take place on mobile vans in community locations, so they are local and easy to access.
Your results will be sent to you by letter and if a follow up is needed the team will contact you to talk to you about what the next steps are.

In the majority of cases, no further action is needed.
If your lungs are fine, you will be offered another health check in 2 years to see whether anything has changed.

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