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Bowel scope screening is offered to men and women aged 55. You will be automatically sent an invitation if you are registered with a GP.
The test involves a thin, flexible tube with a camera (a flexible sigmoidoscopy) being used to look inside your bowel. It looks for and removes small growths called polyps.
You can request this service up until the age of 60, at which point you become eligible for the bowel cancer screening programme.
The bowel cancer screening test is for people aged 60 or over and is a test you can do at home.
If your test comes back with an abnormal result, you will be offere a colonoscopy to check for signs of bowel cancer.
Our endoscopy units at the Royal Derby Hospital and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital are JAG accreditated, meaning that the units have demonstrated competence to deliver against the criteria set out in the national JAG standards.
Our team consists of screening practitioners (SSPs) and screening accredited consultant colonoscopists. We also work closely with the radiology department, colorectal team and histopathology service.
Bowel Screening Clinics
Nearest entrance: Main entrance
Nearest car park: 1 and 8
Bowel Screening Endoscopy
Nearest entrance: Main entrance or 24
Nearest car park: 1 and 8 (Main entrance), 7 (Entrance 24)
Telephone: 01332 786 429