Services Database Direct Access Chest X-Ray (Cheshire East Area)
A patient presenting to a pharmacy requesting medication for lung problems and fulfilling a criteria will be assessed by a pharmacist and offered referral directly for a chest x-ray without recourse to their GP.
Patients who are referred will attend the radiology department at Macclesfield District General Hospital, where a member of the respiratory team will countersign the request and the patient will receive an x-ray.
- patients registered with Eastern Cheshire GP practice; and
- > 40 years old.
Patients who have one or more of the symptoms below and are current/ex-smokers or patients who have two or more symptoms and have never smoked:
- shortness of breath/breathless more than normal;
- fatigue/lethargy; or
- weight loss/poor appetite.
Please note, this is not a commissioned service.
Location of service
Cheshire & Wirral LPC
Method of commissioning
Source of funding
Other organisations involved
This service is available in the East Cheshire CCG area only.