New NHS Scotland Bowel Screening Leads To Increased Uptake


News on the news.gov.scot site today regarding an overshoot of target being achieved in the Scottish bowel cancer screening programme (and also reaching the ‘hard to reach’ groups): https://news.gov.scot/news/new-bowel-screening-test-leads-to-increase-in-uptake A new, simpler bowel screening test has seen levels of participation rise to a record high.Scotland was the first part of the UK to introduce the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in November 2017. The new test requires the collection of just one sample, rather than three over a 10 day period as was previously the case."