Population screening programmes – collection

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.

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Commission screening

  1. Bowel cancer screening: commissioning process

    • Guidance
  2. Bowel scope screening: 2nd wave bidding process

    • Guidance

Provide screening

  1. Bowel cancer screening: imaging use

    • Guidance
  2. Bowel cancer screening: reporting lesions

    • Guidance
  3. Cancer screening: informed consent

    • Guidance
  4. Bowel cancer screening: managing incidents

    • Guidance
  5. Bowel cancer screening: surveillance screening for adenomas

    • Guidance

Quality assurance

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

  1. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy quality assurance

    • Guidance

Inform the public

  1. Bowel cancer screening: benefits and risks

    • Promotional material
  2. Bowel cancer screening kit: how to use

    • Promotional material
  3. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy

    • Promotional material
  4. Bowel cancer screening: having a CT colonography (CTC) scan

    • Promotional material
  5. Bowel cancer screening: easy guide

    • Promotional material
  6. Bowel cancer screening: colonoscopy easy guide

    • Promotional material
  7. Bowel scope screening test: what it is

    • Promotional material
  8. Bowel scope screening: colonoscopy

    • Promotional material