Reporting lesions in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
Published September 2007 | ISBN 978 1 84463 044 8
These guidelines have been derived to answer many of the questions that have arisen within the pilot screening centres in England and Scotland, to ensure that key data are collected in a consistent manner and to enable further recommendations to be made to provide the best possible evidence base for routine practice.
The guidelines will be developed as the evidence base improves. They are consistent with the dataset produced by the Royal College of Pathologists for reporting colorectal cancer (including local excision specimens) and will be developed closely with them in the future.
A version of these guidelines with additional examples can also be found at www.virtualpathology.leeds.ac.uk/nbcs/guidelines.php.
- NHS BCSP home page
- Programme publications
About bowel screening
- Why screen for bowel cancer?
- What is the purpose of bowel cancer screening?
- How is the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme organised?
- Who is eligible for bowel cancer screening?
- Age extension to bowel cancer screening
- How are GPs involved in bowel cancer screening?
- How much does bowel screening cost?
- How does the screening process work?
- What does my bowel cancer screening result mean?
- How does the FOB test work?
- What is a colonoscopy?
- What are the risks of colonoscopy?
More information about the
- Who does what in the NHS BCSP?
- List of hubs and screening centres
- NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Evaluation Group
- Bowel cancer
- GP Pack (Information for primary care)
- Evaluation of English Bowel Screening Pilot
- Evaluation of the second round of the English Bowel Screening Pilot
- NHS bowel cancer training centres in England
- Use of patient information
- Frequently asked questions
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Programme news index
- Research in bowel cancer screening
- Useful links