NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

2017 to 2018 screening service specifications: the main changes

NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes. The specifications accompany the 2017-18 agreement that outlines how NHS England commissions certain public health services under section 7A of the National Health Service Act 2006.

New home test kit for bowel cancer screening: what GPs need to know

Infograhic showing the words information for GPs.

The programme will introduce a new improved home test kit for screening from April 2018. It is call a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and it will replace the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBt). It’s important that GPs and others working in primary care understand this change to the screening programme and its implications for their patients, so here is a brief summary.

New leaflet aims to improve accessibility to screening for transgender people

We aim to make screening accessible and inclusive for all eligible populations. For people who are trans (transgender) or non-binary (any gender that is not exclusively male or female), inequalities may exist because...

Exciting changes ahead for e-learning

Public Health England doesn’t directly train people how to carry out screening in the NHS. We’d love to visit you all but sadly don’t have the resources to do this.

Primary care population screening update, spring 2016

Download the Primary care screening letter May 2016. Note this version has been slightly changed on 31 May to clarify the figures quoted in the final section, on GP endorsement of bowel cancer screening letters. I'm Dr Anne Mackie, Director of …