The Targeted Lung Health Check is a national NHS programme that aims to find signs of lung cancer earlier, when it is more treatable.
It is being offered to people between the ages of 55 and 74 who smoke or have smoked in the past. This group are at greater risk of lung cancer.
Pilot projects have taken place in 43 locations around England. In summer 2022, the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance worked with teams from primary and secondary care partners to launch Targeted Lung Health Checks in Sussex. This was for people who live in Crawley and Brighton and Hove. In November 2022, it was also launched in Slough. In January 2024 the Targeted Lung Health Check went live in Aldershot. The next locations will be Hastings, Redhill and St Leonards.
People who are aged between 55 and 74 who smoke or who have smoked in the past will automatically be invited for a lung health check when the project reaches their area.