In March 2022, we opened our new Spirometry Suite at the York Vaccination Centre at Askham Bar, where we're carrying out spirometry tests on behalf of our member GP practices.
Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.
During the pandemic, GP Practices had to pause spirometry testing due to the potential risk of spreading Covid-19. This means that hundreds of people across the country have had to wait for testing to get the results that could confirm a diagnosis of respiratory problems.
Our dedicated Spirometry Suite is located within our new, temporary, modular building at the Askham Bar site. It contains specialist equipment and has the necessary ventilation required for the safe testing of patients. This is another example of how our member GP practices have joined together to help our community recover.