If you don't meet the criteria you will not have been invited for your lung health check by your GP.
You must be:
- Aged 55 and under 75
- A smoker or ever smoked
- For this programme - you need to be registered with a GP in Luton or Thurrock.
If you have not told your doctors that you have smoked or are still smoking, you will not be registered on their system and therefore will not have been invited to have a lung health check, even if you meet the age criteria.
What should I do?
You should contact your local GP practice and speak to the reception staff, they may be able to add the smoking status to your file. This may mean you could be invited for the lung health check.
What if I'm worried about my lung health?
If you have any symptoms you are worried about, for instance a persistent cough that you have had for 3 weeks or more, or feeling breathless, you should make an appointment with your GP.