Bowel cancer screening projects hub

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See the latest peer-reviewed evidence on increasing bowel screening uptake

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We are sharing a selection of projects that aim to promote and increase bowel cancer screening uptake.

The case studies on this page have been sourced by the early diagnosis team at Cancer Research UK, or shared with us by project contacts. They have not been developed in partnership with Cancer Research UK or peer-reviewed, and their inclusion on our website does not mean we are endorsing them. They represent examples of good practice carried out locally across the UK, and are being shared with the aim that they will help to give people ideas, avoid wheels being reinvented, and save time.

If you would like more information about the hub, any of the case studies, or to send us feedback, email the Cancer Research UK early diagnosis team.

If you’re planning on doing work to improve bowel screening uptake see our summarises of the current peer-reviewed evidence in our evidence hub.

What interventions are covered?

Reviewing these case studies may be helpful for seeing how local areas are putting evidence into practice. You may find interventions that could be suitable in your own areas, or help other local teams to avoid challenges and pitfalls. Some of the case studies could form evidence of increasing bowel screening uptake in the future.

We’ve included projects that cover a range of interventions, including GP endorsement and community awareness projects. If this is a useful approach, then our plan is to continue to build this content over time.

GP Endorsement/Primary Care Involvement

A selection of projects undertaken in the primary care setting with the aim of improving bowel screening uptake.

Recommended for:

  • NHS staff
  • practices
  • CCGs
  • cancer alliances
  • those working on sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for cancer who are planning similar activities in their area

Community Awareness Activities

A number of projects undertaken in the community, with the aim of improving awareness of bowel screening among various regions.

Recommended for:

  • local authorities
  • CCGs
  • public health and promotion teams
  • cancer alliances
  • those working on sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) for cancer who are planning similar activities in their area

GP Endorsement/Primary Care Involvement

Community Awareness Activities

How you can help

We would be interested to hear of any ideas or plans you may have for improving bowel screening uptake. If you would like to get involved, know of existing good practice examples, or relevant events or networks, please get in touch.

If you are aware of or are involved in projects that could demonstrate good practice, or may be useful for other reasons, please complete our case study submission form and email it to: earlydiagnosis@cancer.org.uk.

Download case study submission form

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