In light of the current situation and Government advice around coronavirus (COVID-19), a difficult decision has been made to postpone the roll out of Lung Health Checks in Blackpool and Blackburn.

Further information to be published soon.

The latest Government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here:

Lung health checks are coming to Blackburn with Darwen

Your lungs work hard every minute of your life. As you get older it's worth getting them checked out. 

People who are registered with a GP in Blackburn with Darwen, aged from 55 to 74 and who smoke or used to smoke and have a GP will be offered a new free NHS lung health check.

Run by specialist 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 cancer, or another problem with your breathing or lungs, is found early, treatment could be simpler and more successful.

The first people to receive an invitation will be those registered at Oakenhurst Medical Practice, Blackburn.

The health check will be conducted by a lung specialist nurse and will involve discussing any symptoms and a breathing test (spirometry). The results of this will be used to determine whether patients are invited to have a low-dose CT scan.