BSTI NHSE Virtual Nodule Workshop sessions

BSTI NHSE Virtual Nodule Workshop sessions

Targeted lung health checks

Lung cancer is frequently diagnosed at a later stage than other cancers, due to there often being no signs at an early stage. TThe Targeted Lung Health Check Programme (TLHC) offers lung health checks to participants aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The programme aims to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer, at a stage when it is much more treatable.

The British Society of Thoracic Imaging offers, in conjunction with National Health Service England, a nodule training course on a number of dates throughout the year.  The criteria for candidates is detailed below as are the future dates of sessions. Places are limited so if you find a session is full, please select another date.

As you are aware, the nodule course is only one of four components required to comply with Quality Standard 2 (Lung Cancer Screening Radiologists), along with a requirement for radiologists to be familiar with the use and limitations of nodule volumetry software, and apply the BTS guidelines for nodule management in their usual practice, as outlined in Section 4.6 (Thoracic CT reader) of the Standard Protocol.  

As such the Targeted Lung Health Checks Programme and the BSTI want to ensure that only Radiologists who already meet these requirements will be trained.

Qualifications: Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR); in the absence of FRCR, they are on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register and have radiology training and qualification accepted for equivalence which has led to the award of a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)]

Experience: Reporting a minimum of 500 thoracic CTs per annum in their routine clinical practice, a significant proportion of the CTs are where there is a suspicion of lung cancer; and regular attendance at a thoracic MDT meeting (includes virtual attendance) as part of their routine clinical work.

Please complete the form within the session of your choice below

Sessions for 2024:

Thursday 20th June 2024

Wednesday 11th September

Wednesday 4th December