NHS England are building on our work with Cancer Research UK and sending out bowel screening helper kits as part of the national screening programme.
The screening helper kits contain gloves and stool catchers to help people overcome initial barriers to providing screening samples.
It’s an incredibly cost-effective way to increase uptake of this important screening programme. As the screening is done by the individual in their own home we have to make the invitation to screen and the screening kit work as best it can. Evidence from the evaluation carried out by CRUK demonstrates that the helper kits have a significant impact on screening uptake