I’m in my sixties. What do I have to do to take part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme?

You do not need to do anything. If you are in your sixties you will automatically be invited to complete a test kit. Exactly when it is sent will depend on your date of birth. It can take up to two years for every eligible person in an area to be invited, but most areas will have sent out invitations to all those eligible by the end of 2012. In the meantime, if you have any concerns about your bowel health you should see your GP.