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Implementing lung cancer screening: baseline results from a community-based ‘Lung Health Check’ pilot in deprived areas of Manchester
  1. Phil A Crosbie1,2,
  2. Haval Balata1,
  3. Matthew Evison1,
  4. Melanie Atack3,
  5. Val Bayliss-Brideaux3,
  6. Denis Colligan3,4,
  7. Rebecca Duerden1,
  8. Josephine Eaglesfield3,
  9. Timothy Edwards1,
  10. Peter Elton5,
  11. Julie Foster6,
  12. Melanie Greaves1,
  13. Graham Hayler3,
  14. Coral Higgins4,
  15. John Howells7,
  16. Klaus Irion8,
  17. Devinda Karunaratne8,
  18. Jodie Kelly1,
  19. Zoe King3,
  20. Sarah Manson1,
  21. Stuart Mellor9,
  22. Donna Miller10,
  23. Amanda Myerscough3,
  24. Tom Newton9,
  25. Michelle O’Leary11,
  26. Rachel Pearson3,4,
  27. Julie Pickford6,
  28. Richard Sawyer1,
  29. Nick J Screaton12,
  30. Anna Sharman1,
  31. Maggi Simmons3,
  32. Elaine Smith1,
  33. Ben Taylor13,
  34. Sarah Taylor3,4,
  35. Anna Walsham14,
  36. Angela Watts1,
  37. James Whittaker15,
  38. Laura Yarnell3,4,
  39. Anthony Threlfall3,
  40. Phil V Barber1,
  41. Janet Tonge3,4,
  42. Richard Booton1
  1. 1 Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Division of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  3. 3 Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership, Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, Manchester, UK
  4. 4 Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, Manchester, UK
  5. 5 Greater Manchester, Lancashire, South Cumbria Strategic Clinical Network, Manchester, UK
  6. 6 Manchester City Council, Manchester, UK
  7. 7 Department of Radiology, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK
  8. 8 Department of Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  9. 9 Department of Radiology, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK
  10. 10 The Black Health Agency, Manchester, UK
  11. 11 Macmillan Cancer Support, Manchester, UK
  12. 12 Department of Radiology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  13. 13 Department of Radiology, Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  14. 14 Department of Radiology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK
  15. 15 Department of Radiology, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phil A Crosbie, Manchester Thoracic Oncology Centre, North West Lung Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe, M23 9LT, UK; philip.crosbie{at}


We report baseline results of a community-based, targeted, low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening pilot in deprived areas of Manchester. Ever smokers, aged 55–74 years, were invited to ‘lung health checks’ (LHCs) next to local shopping centres, with immediate access to LDCT for those at high risk (6-year risk ≥1.51%, PLCOM2012 calculator). 75% of attendees (n=1893/2541) were ranked in the lowest deprivation quintile; 56% were high risk and of 1384 individuals screened, 3% (95% CI 2.3% to 4.1%) had lung cancer (80% early stage) of whom 65% had surgical resection. Taking lung cancer screening into communities, with an LHC approach, is effective and engages populations in deprived areas.

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  • Contributors Service concept: RB, PAC, PVB, AT and JT. Service development by members of the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership: JT, ZK, GH, CH, PVB, MA, VB-B, JE, DM, JF, MS, AM, MO’L, RP, JP, LY, AT, PE, DC, ST, RB, PAC, ES, DK, BT and ST. Service operation and delivery by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust lung cancer team: HB, ME, TE, JK, SMa, AWat, RD, MG, RS, AS, ES, PVB, PAC and RB. Radiology reporting by the radiology consortium: RD, MG, JH, KI, DK, SMe, TN, RS, NJS, AS, ES, BT, AWal and JW. Analysis of data and drafting of the manuscript: PAC, HB, LY, PVB, ME, JT and RB. Guarantors of overall content: PAC and RB. Review, revision and agreement of final manuscript: all authors.

  • Funding The pilot was supported by funding from Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership facilitated the design and development of the pilot. The service was delivered by the lung cancer team at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Alliance Medical. LDCT reporting was performed by a consortium of NHS consultant radiologists with subspeciality interest in thoracic medicine. The pilot service was commissioned by South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group on behalf of the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups. Community engagement was delivered by multiple members of the team and was led by MCIP and the Manchester CCGs in conjunction with Manchester City Council, Macmillan Cancer Support and BHA for Equality.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval North West-Greater Manchester West Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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