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DUE TO CORONAVIRUS ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

PRESCRIPTIONS

YOU CAN STILL ORDER BY BY PHONE BUT PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH PHARMACY YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO GO TO AND ALLOW UP TO 72 HOURS FOR COLLECTION.

ALTERNATIVELY, YOU CAN POST AND ENCLOSE A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE AND WE WILL POST THIS TO YOU.

ONLINE PRESCRIPTIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH PHARMACY YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO GO TO OR WE CAN’T PROSESS YOUR REQUEST

 

Bowel Screening

Bowel Screening

The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme


Bowel (or colorectal) cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer. Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease. For men the risk of getting colorectal cancer over the age of 50 is 1 in 18 (5.5%) and for women the equivalent risk is 1 in 22 (4.5%).

The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme invites all men and women in Scotland between the ages of 50 to 74 for screening every two years. Once a patient is 'called' they will be recalled during the same month every two years until they are 75.

Patients are sent a kit and are encouraged to return this within three months, but kits will be accepted up to six months after they are sent.

Thereafter, patients wishing a replacement kit or any advice should phone the Bowel Screening helpline on 0800 0121 833.

For further information click this link: www.nhsinform.scot/bowelscreening



 
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