FAQ 15

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme helpline is 0800 707 6060

I take care of the hygiene needs of a disabled/infirm person. Can I complete the screening kit for them?

If the person has asked for help, understands the screening process (including the bowel examination), and does not have a medical condition that means they shouldn't be screened, then the answer is yes. If the person doesn't understand the screening process, however, and/or doesn't have the capacity to consent to it, please read the next FAQ (16) for more information and advice.

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