Uptake in Bowel Cancer Screening in Scotland Remains Above Target Since FIT Test Introduced

Uptake of bowel screening in Scotland has increased from 56.2% to 64.1%, for comparable 18-month periods before and after the introduction of FIT. Prior to this new screening test, national uptake had never previously reached the standard of 60%.

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), was launched on 20th November 2017, replacing the Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT). This summary from Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland compares programme performance using almost 18 months of data for each of these tests.

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