BOWEL SCREENING FOR PATIENTS
The Scottish Bowel Cancer Screening Programme will invite all men and women between the ages of 50 and 74 years who are registered with a GP. It is therefore vital that you inform your doctor’s surgery of your latest address so we can send you regular invitations for screening.
Other eligible individuals who are not registered with a General Practice such as prisoners, armed forces, homeless and individuals in long-stay institutions wi ll also be able to participate.
How will the screening programme be run?
All men and women aged between 50 and 74 will receive a Faecal Occult Blood test (FOBt) kit by post to their home address. The kit is completed at home and returned to the national Bowel Screening Centre for Scotland, which is based in Dundee at King’s Cross Hospital.
The centre tests all the completed screening kits and then notifies:
•all participants of their results
•all GP practices of positive FOBt results
•all NHS Boards of positive results requiring further investigations.
If the overall result of screening is positive, then the individual will be referred to their local hospital for further assessment and may be offered a colonoscopy, if appropriate.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION - www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk/about-the-screening-programme
More information on bowel screening is available from -
Scottish Bowel Screening Programme website:
TV advert, radio adverts and ‘poo song too’
NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS - INVITATIONS FOR THE BOWEL SCREENING PROGRAMME WILL BE SENT OUT SHORTLY, BUT YOU CAN ALSO DO IT ONLINE IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.
REMEMBER THIS SMALL TEST CAN SAVE LIVES!!