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Patient leaflets and links

This page contains some information you may find useful about bowel screening with leaflets including easy read versions, and links to leaflets in other languages. There are also some links to websites you may find useful.

Bowel screening - getting to the bottom of it 

Some really useful information about the bowel screening process, and why it's so important 

 Bowel scope screening

 Information to help you choose whether you would like to take part in bowel scope screening.

One Patient's Journey Through Bowel Screening

This booklet is designed to help you understand bowel cancer screening. It shows one persons journey. (Currently under review and will be uploaded soon)

Bowel scope screening - having a colonoscopy

This leaflet aims to help you make a choice about whether to have a colonoscopy following bowel scope screening. It includes information about the process of a colonoscopy and what you may experience.

Bowel Cancer Screening, Helping You Decide (FIT)

This leaflet gives information about bowel cancer and the benefits and risks of bowel cancer screening. It ais available in different languages and aims to help people make an informed choice about taking part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. 

 

 

 

 

Bowel Scope screening, An Easy Guide

 

 

An easy read leaflet about bowel scope screening for people with  learning disabilities.

 

 

 

 

An easy guide to bowel cancer screening

 

 

A picture leaflet about bowel cancer screening by and for people with learning disabilities

 

 

  

Bowel screening FIT kit instruction leaflet 

How to use the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening test kit, easy to follow leaflet sent out with all screening kits. Available in 20 languages, large print, audio and DVD animation. Bowel screening kit instruction leaflet | Animation | British sign language, DVD | Audio CD | Will soon be available in the following languages: Arabic | Bengali | Traditional form Chinese | Farsi | French | Greek | Gujarati 
Hindi | Italian | Kurdish / Sorani | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Somali 
Spanish | Turkish | Ukrainian | Urdu | Vietnamese

 

A guide to colonoscopy investigation (FIT)

This leaflet gives information about how a colonoscopy is carried out, and explains the benefits and risks of having the investigation. It aims to help people make an informed choice about having a colonoscopy.

 

 

 

An easy guide to having a colonoscopy

 A picture leaflet about colonoscopy, by and for people with learning disabilities.

 

An easy guide to having a CT scan

Bowel cancer screening: an easy guide to having a CT scan

Supporting people with a learning disability to access bowel screening

Guidance and resources to help services support people with a learning disability.

 

Bowel preparation leaflets

 

These leaflets are for patients preparing to attend for a colonoscopy. They are discussed in the assessment clinic with a specialist screening practitioner.

 

 

http://www.healthtalkonline.org
Web site of patient experiences. You can listen, read and watch patients talking about a variety of conditions including breast screening and breast cancer.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/Pages/Introduction.aspxNHS

cancer screening website includes information about the nationally bowel cancer screening programme. It includes publications and documents on all of the NHS screening programmes.

http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/
Charitable organisation offer information and advice for individuals concerned about symptoms, people who have received a diagnosis and those recovering from bowel cancer.

http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/
Charitable organisation offer information and advice for individuals concerned about symptoms, people who have received a diagnosis and those recovering from bowel cancer.

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org
Charitable web site has information on different cancers, including bowel cancer. It includes information on research, statistics and a section on publications.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk
Charitable website that offers information on variety of cancers, they offer support and advice through a free phone number and have regional support groups. We also have a Macmillan Information and Support Centre at the QE.

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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