Heart & Lung Health

Heart & Lung Health (HLH) is the UK’s leading specialist cardiothoracic teleradiology firm, reporting more than 15,000 TLHC Screening scans, CTCA and CMR studies a month with our network of over 100 UK Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologists. We provide specialist services to NHS Trusts, NHSE lung cancer screening sites, private practice, and academia. We have partnered with leading post-processing software and artificial intelligence companies, all integrated into our IT workflows. We have a robust system of audit to ensure high quality performance and rapid turnaround times. We are CQC registered, hold the Data Security Protection Toolkit, ICO registration and all required certifications.

More than 30 NHS TLHC programmes use our services and we offer a range of reporting solutions, including insourcing options, SRM support, training and upskilling of local radiologists in screening. Crucially, these cover all aspects of quality assurance (QA) required to be submitted by NHSE, all led by expert cardiothoracic radiologists, experienced in lung cancer screening. We minimise re-call rates, incidental findings and reduce the unnecessary investigation of benign pathology. The workflows, QA, on-going training and all trust interactions are delivered by Consultant Radiologists with the genuine emphasis on delivering a collaborative approach at each site.

There is often understandable caution introducing yet another perceived model of ‘outsourcing’ into the NHS. However, we believe we are different, with all our relationships starting as conversations ‘Consultant to Consultant’. Our absolute aim is to support the TLHCs and help deliver a signed off national screening programme. We genuinely want to fit into whatever the local infrastructure needs.