Bowel cancer screening: commission, provide, inform

These documents explain the NHS bowel cancer screening programme (BCSP) and set out details for commissioning and providing the service.

Order public information leaflets

APS Group

Order leaflets directly using the APS online ordering portal:

If you have any problems ordering from the site please call or email.

Please allow 10 working days for leaflets to arrive after placing an order.

Provide screening

Quality assurance

Guidance on accreditation for colonoscopists and Bowel Scope endoscopists is available from the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy site.

Inform the public

  1. Bowel cancer screening: benefits and risks
  2. Bowel cancer screening kit: how to use
  3. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy
  4. Bowel cancer screening: having a CT colonography (CTC) scan
  5. Bowel cancer screening: easy guide
  6. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy easy guide
  7. Bowel scope screening enema: how to use
  8. Bowel scope screening test: what it is
  9. Bowel scope screening: easy guide
  10. Bowel scope screening: colonoscopy
  11. NHS population screening: information for transgender people


Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 19 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Addition of bowel scope screening guidance
  2. Added 'NHS population screening: information for transgender people'.
  3. Addition of 'Bowel scope screening: using the enema' leaflet.
  4. Addition of bowel cancer screening programme standards to document collection
  5. Added programme specific operating model.
  6. New publication ordering information added.
  7. First published.