NHS Bowel Cancer Screening – Community Outreach
As part of a community outreach programme to promote NHS bowel cancer screening, hospital trust’s utilise a team of Health Improvement Specialists to engage with communities in the local area. They inform about health care, answer questions and aim to overcome barriers within the population. They do this across various mediums to reach a wide population range. Explore in more detail, some of the work they have been conducting for bowel cancer screening.
South West London
Live with Charlotte Series
Health Improvement Specialist, Lisa-Lyna talks about NHS bowel cancer screening media campaign in London.
Acts Christian Church
Lisa-Lyna talks to Bishop Mark Nicholson JP about the benefits of the bowel cancer screening programme in London.
Fifi and Lisa-Lyna discuss everything about the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in London.
North East London
The Health Improvement Specialist for North East London, Leena Khagram works in partnership with the local GP practices to educate the local population about the benefits of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. During the workshops, conversations about what the screening programme aims to do, why it is important and how to complete a home test kit with people from different population groups. The success of these events has been so great, that Leena has been able to complete more events in the community to increase population awareness of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme.
Community Health Promotion
In collaboration with Poplar Harca and East End homes, Leena designed and delivered a workshop which was created for local residents. Aimed to increase the understanding of how the bowel cancer screening programme works. At the end of the event, a short survey was completed as feedback about the workshop. Of those completing the survey, 100% said they ‘would complete the kit if it arrived in the post’. This survey demonstrating how important these workshops are in the local areas.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge
Read a patient’s story about how a home testing kit for Bowel Cancer, saved his life.