The NHS ambition to save lives
Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. Around 48,500 people are diagnosed in the UK each year1.
Treating late-stage lung cancer is extremely challenging. However, lung cancer treatment can be significantly more effective if the disease is detected earlier in stage I or II, before the onset of symptoms when the disease is still localised.
Targeting those most at risk of lung cancer, NHS England's Targeted Lung Health Check (TLHC) programme contributes to the ambition of the NHS long term plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer. The programme will work with initially ten projects, but then expand to other Integrated Care Boards across England to deliver the programme. It is expected that this programme will run nationally, covering all areas of England from 2024 onwards2.
Launched in 2018, over 1,750 people have been diagnosed with lung cancer through the programme, with 76% caught at stages one and two3.
Mobile lung cancer screening service
Siemens Healthineers and medical charity Cobalt Health have partnered to facilitate a mobile lung cancer screening service to support the NHS England targeted lung health check programme.
A state-of-the-art mobile with Siemens Healthineers SOMATOM go. ultra-low dose CT scanner and purpose-designed support units provide a fully integrated clinic.
- A dedicated resource for patients who qualify for lung health screening
Engage with patients in community-based locations
- Provision of high quality lung health check support units, ultra-low dose CT mobile and staff
The patient experience
The Lung Health Check CT scanner mobile and units have been designed to create a welcoming and friendly environment in a clinical setting. The workflow ensures that the patient is at the centre of the examination, enabling the radiographer to stay in the room with the patient during the scan.
Lung cancer - providing comprehensive solutions along the entire patient pathway