The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Self-Request Chest X-ray service

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Got a cough? Get a check?

Have you got troubling chest symptoms?  If you're over 40 and have had symptoms for over three weeks, you can get a free chest X-ray without the need to see your GP.

Is this service for me?

To use the self request chest X-ray service you must be:

  • Aged 40 or over
  • Registered with a Leeds GP
  • Have not had a chest X-ray or chest scan in the last two months.

and you have had one or more of the following for over three weeks:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of appetite or weight
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • A lump in the neck

How do I use the service?

No appointment is necessary.  Just walk in to any of our X-ray departments and ask to use the Self-Request Chest X-ray service.  You will be asked to complete a paper form to check you are eligible, before having your Chest X-ray.

Where can I get an X-ray?

  • Leeds General Infirmary
  • St James's University Hospital
  • Seacroft Hospital
  • St George's Centre, Middleton
  • Wharfedale Hospital
  • Chapel Allerton Hospital

Our sites are open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. For our latest opening hours click here

Don't have a GP?

For more information on how to register with a Leeds GP visit the NHS UK website.

What happens next?

Your Chest X-ray will be checked by a specialist

The results with your GP in the next 1-2 weeks  

Occasionally the specialist who looks at your chest X-ray may arrange for another test. You will be contacted directly by the hospital to arrange this

It is essential that you contact your GP to discuss your symptoms and find out the results of your Chest X-ray

A chest x-ray does not reliably identify all serious conditions.  If you have been coughing up blood, or if you have persistent or worsening symptoms, please contact your GP or NHS 111

 For more information about the Self-Request Chest X-ray service call 0113 733 4974