This is the regular NHS Bowel Screening Program. Those little kits where you have to do a scrape and a smear started being mailed out last week and it’s crucial that you do it and send it back. From data our health correspondent Alan Bellinger has seen, around a third of the people in our area who get the kits don’t return them and that’s really sad because caught early, the chances of beating the cancer are increased by up to 9 times!
People aged 58-74 get the kit and if you’re over 74 and want the test call 0800 707 60 60. So when your kit arrives just remember “Your Next Poo Could Save Your Life”. Alan explains.
We also hear the latest numbers on Covid in our area.