Bowel FIT kit Instructional video

The bowel cancer screening test for people aged 60 or over is a kit you use at home.
This is used to check for tiny amounts of blood in your poo. It does not diagnose bowel cancer, but it’s a simple way to find out if you need further tests.

How to get a screening kit

All men and women aged 60 to 74 who are registered with a GP in England are automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Make sure your GP has your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

If you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

NHS screening kits are not available for people under 60.

How to use a screening kit

For information on how to use the kit, visit the NHS support webpage here.

Below you will find an animated instructional video which can help you use the kit.

You can also watch translated versions of this video on Vimeo

For more information about the kit and getting your results please visit the NHS webpage link here.