The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Public Health has organised a screening programme for patients aged between 60 and 70 to screen for bowel cancer. Over the next year, and on a rolling programme after that, they will send a FOBt kit to screen for possible bowel cancer every two years. Initial screening is via FOBt kit, completed at home.
Bowel cancer is a very treatable disease if caught early. All the GPs at the practice support the programme and urge you to take advantage of it.
Many of our patients are already taking part and if you are hesitating we would encourage you to take part too.
Ask for more information if you are not sure or have questions
If you need to request a replacement kit, we do not keep any in the practice, please ring programme hub on FREEPHONE 0800 707 6060.
More information about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening:
Visit our cancer screening website at http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
Visit the NHS website at http://www.nhs.uk
Visit the Cancerbackup website at http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk or call 0808 800 1234
Visit the CancerHelp website at http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk
Visit the Bowel Cancer UK website at http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk or call 08708 50 60 50
Visit the Beating Bowel Cancer website at http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org or call 0208 892 5256