From 1 April 2013, the national office of the Cancer Screening Programmes becomes part of Public Health England. All current press releases relating to cancer screening press releases will be provided on www.gov.uk/phe. The stories below are retained for archival purposes only.
Press and media enquiries should be made to:
NHS Cancer Screening Press Office
70 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8BT
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12/12/2012 | Extension to the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has announced pilot sites for an addition to the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
An analysis of the first one million test results, published today in Gut reveals that the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in England is on track to cut bowel cancer deaths by 16 per cent.
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme responds to allegations that cases of bowel cancer may be missed because of the cut off level used for the test.
07/04/2011 | Introduction of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme today announced the introduction of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening as an addition to the programme.
23/03/2011 | Screening increases early bowel cancer detection
Cancer Research UK released figures today which show that more bowel cancers are being detected at an early stage since the introduction of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
ScHARR, University of Sheffield, produce a re-appraisal of the options for colorectal (bowel) cancer screening for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
04/10/2010 | Flexible sigmoidoscopy to be introduced
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that £60 million will be invested over the next four years in a new technology, flexible sigmoidoscopy.
19/04/2006 | Bowel cancer screening to be rolled out.
The Department of Health has today issued the following statement: The National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme will be rolled out nationally over the next three years.
Coventry and North Warwickshire are continuing as a pilot site.
We welcome this report on the first phase of this pilot; the results are encouraging and show that FOB testing can work in an NHS setting.
The NHS Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot has received the 10,000th completed kit for testing today.
This month marks the first anniversary of the NHS Colorectal (bowel) Cancer Screening Pilot in Coventry and Warwickshire.
- NHSBCSP home page
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- About bowel screening
- Why screen for bowel cancer?
- What is the purpose of bowel cancer screening?
- 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?
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- NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Evaluation Group
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- Evaluation of English Bowel Screening Pilot
- Evaluation of the second round of the English Bowel Screening Pilot
- NHS bowel cancer training centres in England
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- Frequently asked questions
- Bowel scope screening
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- Research in bowel cancer screening
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