NHS Hull have teamed up with the British Lung Foundation and local healthcare partners to host a number of Love Your Lungs screening events which will be taking place right across Hull.
The aim of these events is to find people who might be living with undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
COPD encompasses a number of conditions which narrows the airways, causing people to have difficulty breathing. Hull has been targeted for this campaign because of its very high rates of COPD compared to other areas in England.
People in Hull are also around two and a half times more likely to be admitted to hospital with this condition than the average for Great Britain.
Though around two million in the UK are estimated to be living with undiagnosed COPD, a British Lung Foundation survey found that fewer than half of us would be concerned about one of the most common signs of lung disease – unexpected breathlessness, much less see a GP about it.
Now, people in Hull will have the opportunity to get their lungs checked by qualified respiratory nurses while they shop.
The Love your lungs campaign encourages those who have had a persistent cough for three weeks or more, or who feel unexpectedly breathless, to come along and speak to the nurses on hand providing free advice, information and lung function tests.
The events will take place on: