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Bowel scope screening: easy guide

Information about bowel scope screening in an easy read format.

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Previously, some people aged 55 were invited for a test where a healthcare professional uses a tube with a camera to look inside the bowel. This is called bowel scope screening.

Bowel scope screening is no longer offered.

If you were invited for this test but have not had it because it was delayed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you will be sent a bowel cancer screening home test kit from April 2021.


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Healthcare professionals, family and carers can use this leaflet to explain bowel scope screening to people:

  • with learning disabilities
  • who have low literacy levels
  • who struggle with written English
  • who prefer easy read format

The Bowel scope screening test: what it is leaflet is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Gujarati, Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Urdu.

Bowel cancer screening providers can adapt the easy read bowel scope screening invitation letter template to send to individuals who require information in this format along with a copy of the easy guide.

Published 26 October 2017
Last updated 6 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added easy read screening invitation letter template.

  2. First published.