Bowel, breast and cervical screening

Bowel cancer screening

The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is an NHS population screening programme.

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every two years.

If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every two years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

NHS screening kits aren’t available for people under 60.

Visit the NHS website to find out more about bowel cancer screening and how to use the testing kit