Tees Public Health Shared Service has implemented Lung Health Check Programme for the early detection of lung disease.
In line with the programme and, as people who smoke are at higher risk of developing lung conditions, it has been agreed that stop smoking services will identify people with 3 or more risk factors and refer them for further investigation.
Risk factors are:
- a current smoker
- aged 35 years and over
- is experiencing shortness of breath during simple tasks
- coughs several times most days
- bring up lots of phlegm or mucus when coughing
- wheezes when breathing
Whilst the surgery can offer Spirometry (Breathing Test) appointments we are quite limited in when we can offer these. Therefore if you have been identified as meeting 3 or more of the above criteria, the Stop Smoking Service can offer you an appointment for further assessment and a spirometry test - they offer appointment at the following three venues:
Thursday 9.30 to 12.00non at One Life, Park Road, Hartlepool, TS24 7PW
Thursday 1.00pm to 2.30pm at Rossmere Way Children's Centre, Hartlepool, TS25 5EB
Friday 10.00am to 11.30am - Miers Ave Children's Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 9JQ
Please telephone the Stop Smoking Service on 01642 383819 to make an appointment.