The Wolverhampton Bowel Cancer Screening Centre based at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, was chosen to spearhead the first screening centre under the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and covers the eligible population of Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and the peninsula of South Staffordshire. This takes in a total population in excess of 900,000.
The service provides several new patient and surveillance clinics weekly, spread across the catchment area. The colonoscopy screening and bowel scope procedures are completed at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, Cannock Chase Hospital, Cannock, and Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.
The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP. The Screening Programme aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when treatment is likely to be more effective.
Residents in this age group will automatically be sent an invitation through the post, then their FOB screening kit, so they can complete the test in the privacy of their own home. Your GP will provide your contact details, so it is important that they are kept up to date with any changes.
For further information please visit the Royal Wolverhampton Trust website provided within the 'Contact Details' section or the links provided within the 'Additional Information' section.
Screening clinics are also held at:
Outpatients Department, Level 2, Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 5XY
GI Unit, Area West, Level 1, Russels Hall Hospital, Dudley, DY1 2HQ
Alternatively, contact the freephone Bowel Cancer Screening Helpline number provided below.