Increasing bowel screening uptake

Status Active
Programme Innovation Time Awards
Partners Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board +

Project Lead(s)

Dr Jenny Liddel

Dr Jenny Liddel

Macmillan GP, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Bowel screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms when it is easier to treat and there is a significantly greater chance of survival

Dr Jenny Liddel ― Macmillan GP

An effective bowel screening programme can reduce mortality amongst the eligible population by 15%. Currently, everyone aged between 58 and 74 who is living in Wales is invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every two years. In 2018/19, the uptake rate for bowel screening in Wales was 57.3% with around 160,000 of 280,000 eligible people completing and returning their bowel cancer screening tests. Whilst there was also a narrowing of the inequalities gap between ages, gender and localities, there is still much to do to motivate more people to take part.

In this project, Dr Jenny Liddel, will test interventions to increase uptake of bowel screening within the Central and South Denbighshire cluster.

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