Following consultation, we have updated the screening standards for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
David is a Senior Quality Assurance Advisor in the North region, covering bowel cancer screening programmes in the North West. David helped to develop the endoscopist accreditation guidance and standard for the bowel scope screening adenoma detection rate (ADR). He has been monitoring the progress of this work and reporting back to various national groups on the improvements seen in endoscopist performance.
Screening to reduce or prevent bowel cancer requires expert endoscopists who look into the bowel and find cancers or signs that a patch of bowel (a polyp or adenoma) might develop into cancer.