A large white truck housing the Targeted Lung Health Check truck parked in a car park in Greater Manchester. Words on the side of the truck are the words: "Targeted Lung Health Check Programme" and "Catching lung cancer early can make a big difference. For more information please come inside and talk to our team."

Lung MOTS for past and current smokers aged 55-74 years have now started for people registered with a GP practice in Northenden and Brooklands.

The Lung Health Checks help spot lung cancer early often before people have any symptoms.

The mobile Targeted Lung Health Check clinic is based at Wythenshawe Forum. Current and former smokers aged 55-74 will be sent an invite by letter or text inviting them to come for a free Lung Health Check.

Invitation letters and text messages will be sent out to smokers and former smokers aged 55-74 years based at the following GP surgeries over the next few weeks:

▶️ Northenden Group Practice

▶️ The Park Medical Centre

▶️ Brooklands Medical Practice

▶️ Northern Moor Medical Practice

▶️ Woodlands Medical Practice

Patients who meet the criteria will be invited to an NHS mobile clinic based in the car park at Wythenshawe Forum, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5RX for their Lung Health Check. The clinic will operate 6 days a week from 8am to 8pm to ensure that appointments are accessible to everyone who’s invited.

More than 2000 people registered with a GP in Wythenshawe have already attended in April and May. It is hoped the checks will help improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives.

The programme is jointly organised by the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.