Most-at-risk residents of South Kirkby reap the benefits of lung M.O.T

Residents most at risk of lung disease in South Kirkby and Hemsworth are reaping the benefits of a pioneering health check programme being run from their local GP surgeries.

Nurse with patient.

Around 100 patients attended the Church View Medical Centre on Langthwaite Road in South Kirkby to receive their ‘lung MOT’ during the first week of a targeted lung health check pilot programme led by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, in partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Invitations have been sent to patients of the practice aged 55 – 74 who smoke or used to smoke – individuals who are considered to be most at risk of lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, as well as cancer. Around 95 per cent of all invitations sent out have resulted in patients attending appointments.

Read the full press release.

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