- CRUK Resources
In June 2018 the South West Cancer Alliance (SWCA) implemented a faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) service for occult blood. To support its diagnostic pathway for colorectal cancer (CRC), this is aimed at the early detection of CRC in patients classed as “low risk” but not “no risk”.
Providing access to FIT testing for General Practice is one of a number of programmes of work aimed at increasing the proportion of cancers diagnosed at an early stage.
Now, with data from over 12 months experience of the programme, the SWCA has shared some key points regarding their route to a successful service implementation.