Telemedicine Clinic UK joins NHS Targeted Lung Health Check programme
Telemedicine Clinic, in Partnership with Alliance Medical and Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has started providing reporting services for low dose CT scans as part of the UK NHS’s Targeted National Lung Health Check programme.
The project in Doncaster is part of a wider UK pilot designed to improve the nation’s lung health by catching cancers at an earlier stage. Whenever appropriate, patients will be offered low dose CT scans. The report from these scans will be completed using specialist TMC chest radiologists accredited by the British Society of Thoracic Imaging.
“Finding cancer early is crucial to surviving it – the earlier the diagnosis, the better the outcome and the more chance there is for recovery,” said Gareth Davies, TMC’s UK Medical Director. “TMC are delighted to have been chosen to support this project – utilising our UK and European network of qualified specialist radiologists, and in conjunction with the best AI software, we are able to deliver a service that will literally help save lives.”
“TMC have already shown they can adapt and be flexible with the CCG in the time they’ve been on board,” said Dr Jason Page, Clinical Director for the project. “The ability to have a partner who can bring advanced Artificial intelligence at the outset of the project is a great benefit to the residents of Doncaster who will be involved in Lung Health Checks.”
The Doncaster Lung Health Check Programme and others like it across the UK are designed to rule out lung disease and to detect cancer at an earlier stage, which hugely increases the chance of survival. The reporting uses industry-leading Artificial Intelligence from Aidence. In their reporting, radiologists will use Aidence’s AI solution Veye Chest to identify and manage any suspected lung nodules.
“We are honoured to team up with one of the leading teleradiology companies in the UK and the EU in a programme which we are confident will improve people’s lives,” said Mark-Jan Harte, Aidence co-founder and CEO.