We have worked closely with Doctors Control Panel to develop a series of prompts that remind patients about bowel screening. Information and advice is delivered at a time that enables patients to act with a minimum of extra time, effort or cost.
The DCP automatically searches records of patients aged 50 to 74 for reports of faecal occult blood tests or colonoscopies. If screening is due, DCP prints a bowel screening information sheet for practice staff to give to a patient while waiting for their consultation. The optional on screen display can also remind you during the consultation that screening is due for the patient.
Additional information about the importance of regular screening can be sent to the patient via SMS or printed, and there is a page on our website designed to encourage patients to complete the screening test.