Bowel Screening

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The bowel-cancer screening programme is for men and women, aged 60–69, every 2 years, via a Faecal Occult Blood test (FOBt).

The aim is to detect asymptomatic individuals at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be effective, and to detect and remove polyps. 

To improve take-up at your practice, see the Good Practice Guide for Cancer Screening produced by NHS England (see Downloads).

Bowel scope screening for all men and women around their 55th birthday started being rolled out in Camden in October 2017, with a second and third list in January 2018.

If your practice does not wish to continue receiving GPE invitations, email TCST at England.tcstLondon@nhs.net. Opt-in consent is not required.

Replacement bowel cancer screening test kits can be requested by patients themselves from Bowel Cancer Screening Hub on:

t: 0800 707 6060

Replacement kits can be requested on behalf of patients using the screening form (see Downloads). Each patient must have an individual form, including patient NHS number and confirmation of patient consent of request. 


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