18 April 2024

Building on its Lung cancer screening implementation toolkit and corresponding implementation framework, the Lung Cancer Policy Network is pleased to publish a series of new resources to help users navigate the toolkit while also enhancing the focus on engaging traditionally underserved communities.

First published in 2023, the implementation toolkit supports those involved in the planning and delivery of lung cancer screening programmes. Using this toolkit, users can navigate six domains, each consisting of key questions and metrics that provide a comprehensive assessment of the health system needs for a lung cancer screening programme. The insights generated through the use of the framework aim to support the implementation of high-quality, impactful LDCT screening for lung cancer.

To further build on the toolkit, the Network has published resources focused on engaging traditionally underserved communities, along with a toolkit summary guide to support those applying the framework to their regional context.

New resources include a dedicated template that encourages users to actively consider and engage with people from traditionally underserved communities. To further support this, the Network has published case studies from England and Aotearoa New Zealand that demonstrate how different approaches have been used.

Many people at high risk of developing lung cancer are also underserved by health systems and public health programmes. To avoid exacerbating existing inequities, recruitment strategies must engage in outreach methods that address potential barriers to participation.

As the implementation of targeted LDCT screening programmes gains pace, it is essential to optimise these programmes so they have an impact on population health. We hope this toolkit will help ensure that implementation is both feasible and geared for success.

Explore the framework and online toolkit

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