We are delighted to receive a Gold Award for the work we have done with the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme to raise awareness and promote the programme. We worked with a volunteer from Bowel Cancer Screening UK who contacted eligible patients to encourage them to complete and return a bowel cancer screening kit. We were also able to order kits on behalf of patients, with their consent. All our staff received training so they could raise awareness of the benefits of early detection of bowel cancer and encourage eligible patients to undertake the screening. We are only the second practice in Stockport to achieve this award and plan to continue working in partnership with the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme because if bowel cancer is diagnosed early, the survival rate can be up to 98%.
If you are aged between 60 and 74 and have not completed a kit in the last 2 years, please contact the practice so that we may order one on your behalf. If you are aged 75 years or over but wish to remain in the screening programme, please phone the Bowel Cancer Screening Helpline on 0800 707 60 60 and they will send you out a kit or we would be happy to do this on your behalf.
You can find out more about the programme by clicking on this link https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/screening/