Our work in Scotland
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland. Every year more than 3,700 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Scotland and around 1,500 people die from the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
We undertake a range of activities in Scotland as part of our work to save lives and have a team based in our office in Edinburgh.
We raise awareness
Volunteers in Scotland, who have been affected by bowel cancer in some way, deliver talks to groups in local communities and workplaces helping people to understand the signs and symptoms and risk factors. Book a talk
If you live in Scotland and would like to become an awareness volunteer click here
We train healthcare professionals
The team in Scotland deliver Bowel Health and Screening Training across the country and can tailor the training to suit a range of audiences. Recently the team have delivered to Macmillan Library Volunteers in Glasgow, MEHIS Community Link workers in Edinburgh, Health Improvement professionals from NHS Highlands and Islands, Learning Disability practitioners from NHS Highlands and Islands as well as a Masterclass for GPs in Edinburgh.
Our training showcase document shows the depth and reach of our training work across the UK.
Should you want to discuss training requirements please get in touch: 0131 281 7351
Our campaigning and policy work covers issues affecting people right across the UK and we include the experience of people in Scotland in all our work.
We work closely with the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and other decision makers in the country. We are members of the Scottish Cancer Coalition, the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network and the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer.
We fully support the Scottish Government’s ‘Detect Cancer Early’ campaign aimed at increasing early diagnosis of cancer.
You can campaign with us and sign up as a campaign supporter to help us improve early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care for all those affected. Sign up and support our campaigns
We encourage people to take part in bowel screening
Bowel cancer screening can save lives but at the moment in some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive a test complete it. Thousands of people are missing out on the chance to detect bowel cancer early when it is easier to treat. Find out more about bowel screening in Scotland
We are determined to save lives from bowel cancer but we can’t do this without you. There are lots of ways you can support us in Scotland and help fund vital research to stop bowel cancer.