Pilot Services

Targeted Lung Heath Check (TLHC) Pilot Service- Currently only live in certain areas (Brighton and Hove, Hastings & St Leonards)

  • The Targeted Lung Health Check service invites patients via letter aged 55-74 registered with their GP to discuss their lung health
  • The TLHC team state a time and date they will phone the patient and ask them questions about their lifestyle, if required the patient will be invited for a lung scan to check for early signs of lung cancer at a designated van
  • If the patient is a smoker, they will be referred directly to a community pharmacy registered to participate in this pilot service
  • This service has been designed to enable NHS TLHC screening services to send an electronic referral to a community pharmacy of their choice to initiate or continue their smoking cessation treatment, including providing medication and support as required.
  • The ambition is for referral to community pharmacy to create additional capacity in the smoking cessation pathway.
  • Referrals will come from the InHealth team delivering the low dose CT scans
  • Consenting patients will be referred
  • All practices in PCN are aware that this is the route for patients to access smoking cessation
  • The service moves through PCNs on a surgery-by-surgery basis as directed within the Pilot 
  • Aligned with prevention services (including other Pharmacy Integration Pilots)
  • Very similar model to the Advanced SCS National service. There is a designated electronic referral route and a designated email address to return the patient outcome data 

Brighton & Hove

Please view the Brighton Launch webinar here.

Please view the Brighton Launch slides here

Hastings & St Leonards

Please view the Hastings & St Leonards Launch webinar here.

Please view the Hastings & St Leonards Launch slides here.

Please contact LPC@communitypharmacyss.co.uk if you would like more information or are a pharmacy that is participating and need support.