Bowel cancer screening programme: standards

Screening standards for the NHS bowel cancer screening programme (BCSP).


Bowel cancer screening programme supporting information

Bowel cancer screening pathway and themes

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These documents present the national screening standards for the NHS bowel cancer screening programme (BCSP).

The most recent standards apply to data collected from 1 April 2018. They replace previous versions.

See Population screening: our approach to screening standards for the consistent approach taken to screening standards across all 11 NHS screening programmes.

Published 8 March 2018
Last updated 26 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. New format for screening programme standards.

  2. Updated bowel cancer screening programme standards guidance.

  3. Update to wording in definitions for standards 5 and 14.

  4. First published.