NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHS BCSP) invites men and women in their sixties to be screened for bowel cancer every two years. Participants are sent a Faecal Occult Blood test (FOBt) kit which they complete at home and send to a laboratory for testing. Anyone with a positive result is referred for a colonoscopy and any necessary treatment. People aged 70 and over can request a kit.
Note that cancer screening programme management in England comes under the remit of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes rather than the UK National Screening Committee.