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BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme

The programme will offer a BowelScreen home test kit to women and men aged 60 to 69 every two years.

The BowelScreen programme is delivered by the National Screening Service in Ireland. The National Screening Service also provides BreastCheck - The National Breast Screening Programme and CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme.

Bowel cancer is also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer. The bowel screening test looks for tiny amounts of blood which are not visible to the eye. Bowel screening does not tell if there is bowel cancer but it might tell that more tests are needed.

Video about how to use the BowelScreen home test kit:

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News

BowelScreen urges men to get screened in support of Men’s Health Week

In support of Men’s Health Week, BowelScreen is encouraging all men aged 60-69 to take part in its free screening programme.

HSE completes review of colonoscopies in Wexford General Hospital

Wexford General Hospital (WGH) has reviewed a number of screening and diagnostic colonoscopies undertaken in the hospital in 2013 and 2014. All patients involved in this regall have already been contacted, patient's GPs have also been advised.

BowelScreen delighted to receive MSD Crystal Clear Health Literacy Award

BowelScreen awarded MSD Crystal Clear Health Literacy Award for best health promotion project

BowelScreen has begun a new advertising and information campaign

A new national advertising and public information campaign has begun to support BowelScreen - The National Bowel Screening Programme in addition to information leaflets, an information line and website.

New factsheet about screening programmes provided by National Screening Service

An informative factsheet about four Government-funded population based screening programmes provided by the National Screening Service (NCSS)
Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é BowelScreen BowelScreen is part of the National Screening Service
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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive in Ireland. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.