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.