BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme

Bowel screening can detect changes in the bowel before cancer develops. It can also detect cancer at an early stage, making it more treatable.

BowelScreen offers a free home test to men and women aged 60 to 69 every two years. The quick and easy to use test is non-invasive and can be done in your own home.

If you are aged 60 to 69, check you are on the BowelScreen register here or by calling Freephone 1800 45 45 55.

If you are worried about your bowel health, visit your GP, regardless of your age or whether you have taken part in BowelScreen.  

Video about how to use the BowelScreen home test kit:

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“The test itself was very simple and only took a few minutes to complete. Thanks to BowelScreen, I now get to see my grandchildren..."  - Tom O’Keeffe, BowelScreen service user

“I would urge anyone to do the simple BowelScreen test and return immediately - I believe it saved my life because of early detection” - Bernard Wallace, BowelScreen service user.

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é BowelScreen BowelScreen is part of the National Screening Service
Teach Óstaí an Rí, 200 Sráid Parnell, Baile Átha Cliath 1, Éire King’s Inns House, 200 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55 Freephone 1800 45 45 55

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.