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Hewitson, P

Funding: NIHR Researcher Fellowship and the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes (2008-2011) 

This recently completed trial aimed to investigate whether a general practitioner's (GP) letter encouraging participation and a more explicit leaflet explaining how to complete faecal occult blood test (FOBT) included with the England Bowel Cancer Screening Programme invitation materials would improve uptake. The results demonstrated that a GP endorsement letter and/or a detailed procedural leaflet can improve participation in the NHS BCSP by over 10%.

British Journal of Cancer (2011) 105, 475–480. doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.255

Contact: Paul Hewitson for further details