Bowel Screening Pilot Resources

Published online: 
02 September 2011

Bowel Screening logo. Resources have been developed for people taking part in the Government’s BowelScreening programme, which has been run in the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) area since October 2011.

The 4-year programme will test whether bowel screening should be introduced throughout New Zealand.

BowelScreening is a free programme to check people for early signs of bowel cancer. It is being offered to all men and women aged 50 to 74 years who live in the Waitemata DHB area and who are eligible for publicly funded health care.

BowelScreening – All about bowel screening

HP5401: This booklet provides detailed information about bowel cancer and about the potential risks and benefits of bowel screening. It may help people decide whether to take part in the BowelScreening programme and take a bowel screening test.

BowelScreening – Your quick reference guide

HP5400: This brochure is a quick guide to the BowelScreening programme, and answers many common questions about bowel screening.

BowelScreening – All clear

HP5408: Information for people who have done a bowel screening test and received a normal result, where no blood is found in their sample.

BowelScreening – Further investigation

HP5407: Information for people who have done a bowel screening test and whose result shows some blood was found in their sample. This leaflet explains what this result means and what happens next.

BowelScreening – Test kit instructions

HP5402: Detailed instructions on how to use the bowel screening test kit which is provided to everyone taking part in the Waitemata DHB BowelScreening programme.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 September 2011
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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