Welome to our campaigns blog. This is our space to explore key issues affecting people with bowel cancer such as prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and care. We will be sharing our latest campaign updates and providing commentary and analysis on external policy. We also provide links to further information and resources.
The potential of FIT in patients presenting with bowel cancer symptoms
Baljit Singh, Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital Leicester, explains the use of the new faecal immunochemical test (FIT), due to be introduced into the bowel cancer screening programme in England…
Our Time to Test Summer Challenge is here. Join us today.
This summer we’re launching our first ever Summer Challenge for campaigners in England. The challenge we’re setting for thousands of our supporters is to take action locally to get your hospital testing…
Rolling FIT out in England
The Government announced during Lords Questions, that the new screening test, known as the faecal immunochemical test (FIT) will start to roll out in England from December 2018, following questions raised…
70th Anniversary Present to the NHS
After weeks of rumours and leaks in media the eagerly awaited announcement on additional funding for the NHS is finally here. The Prime Minister confirms a funding boost to the NHS ahead of its 70th anniversary…
What is campaigning?
Asha Kaur, Head of Policy & Campaigns explains what campaigning is, what is involved and what it can actually achieve.
Nick Thomas Symonds MP tells us why he thinks bowel cancer screening is vital
Mr Thomas-Symonds sadly lost his mother to bowel cancer on New Year’s Day. He tells us why bowel cancer screening is so important.
Lowering the bowel cancer screening age to 50
This Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we’re backing Lauren Backler petition to lower the screening age to 50, started in honour of her mum who sadly died from bowel cancer at 56 years old.