The programme hub:
- Provides the call and recall service which issues invitations
- Assembles and dispatches test kits
- Runs a laboratory to process test kits
- Provides a freephone telephone helpline for the public
- Dispatches test results
- Books appointments at screening nurse clinics for those with abnormal test results
The screening centre:
- Runs screening nurse clinics, colonoscopy clinics and books and runs follow-up clinics
- Provides alternative investigations where colonoscopy is not appropriate
- Provides pathology (histology) services
- Refers those requiring treatment for cancer to their local hospital multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
- 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)
- NHS bowel cancer training centres in England
- The English Bowel Screening Pilot
- Evaluation of English Bowel Screening Pilot
- Evaluation of the second round of the English Bowel Screening Pilot
- Use of patient information
- Frequently asked questions
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Programme news index
- Research in bowel cancer screening
- Useful links