Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lung Health Check team celebrates winning the Health Inequalities award at the first ever Health and Care Awards evening!

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lung Health Check team celebrates winning the Health Inequalities award at the first ever Health and Care Awards evening!

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB Targeted Lung Health Check Team has been recognised for its work in tackling health inequalities within the lung health check programme being delivered across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  The team are extremely proud to have won the Health Inequalities Award 2023.

Staff from across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire system celebrated at the first ever Integrated System (ICS) Health and Care Awards on 24 October at The University of Nottingham, run in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Lieutenancy as part of their commitment to mark 75 years of the NHS and celebrated success across the Integrated Care System – a partnership of NHS services, local authorities, public sector and voluntary organisations.

Simon Castle, Deputy Director of Cancer, diagnostics, and end of life care at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said “ People in deprived areas are more likely to smoke and therefore most likely to develop lung cancer. So uptake is crucial to improving outcomes and reducing inequalities and it has been a collaborative effort with system partners to achieve these results, which is all down to our fantastic staff.

The team link with GP practices, councils, charities, and faith centres to gain valuable local insight to shape the comms and engagement strategy and reduce barriers to participating.

The earlier lung cancer is identified means there will, most likely, be less invasive treatment needed, better recovery and better outcomes. That’s why it is so important that people who are invited take up this offer. This life-saving programme is improving early diagnosis and helping patients to receive timely treatment which is undoubtedly helping to save people’s lives.

Congratulations and thank you to all colleagues across the system who have helped make this happen!”