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Bowel cancer screening programmes

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme was the first national cancer screening programme in England to include both men and women and St. Mark's Hospital Endoscopy unit is the nominated and chosen site for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme which covers Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent and North Ealing.  

Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Hub

The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Hub is responsible for:

  • Assembly and dispatch of all letters for subjects invited for gFOBt & Bowel scope screening
  • Assembly and dispatch of test kits and enemas
  • Testing and reporting results of the returned kits
  • Dispatch of test results to individual within 48 hours of receipt
  • Booking and re-booking appointments in specialist screening practitioner clinics at the eight screening centres across London
  • Providing the Freephone helpline service (0800 707 6060) to the population weekdays 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (excluding public holidays). Calls are free from UK landlines.

Further information is available on the Public Health England website.  

Information on the benefits of screening can be found at this link

For instructions on how to use the bowel cancer screening kit please click here.

For information on St. Mark's Bowel Cancer Screening Programme please click here.

Why screen for bowel cancer?

About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime.  It is the third most common cancer in UK and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 16,000 people dying from it each year.   

Who is covered?

Bowel screening

The Test

The Test works by detecting tiny amounts of blood which cannot normally be seen in bowel motions.

People who receive an abnormal result will be offered an appointment with a special nurse.  The nurse will explain what a colonoscopy involves, access the patient's fitness for the procedure and answer any questions.

Bowel screening results


For more information on St. Marks' Bowel Cancer Screening Programme please visit - https://www.stmarksbowelscreen.co.uk/

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme London Hub is located on Level 5 of St Mark’s Hospital.

Map and directions
   
Freephone helpline: 0800 707 6060 (weekdays 9am to 5pm excluding public holidays). Calls are free from UK landlines.

Dr Natasha K Djedovic, Programme Hub Director

Margaret Vance, Deputy Programme Hub Director 

Mark Stewart, Programme Hub Manager

Kwaku Addo, Deputy Hub Manager & Quality Manager

Gloria Eneojo-Abah, Data Analyst

Mohammed Hussein, Office Manager / Medical Laboratory Assistant

Tarik Elouihrani, Laboratory Lead / Medical Laboratory Assistant

Tasnima Ali, Team Leader / Medical Laboratory Assistant

Laura Malpass, Team Leader / Medical Laboratory Assistant

Ramila Patel, Team Leader / Medical Laboratory Assistant