Bowel Cancer Symptom Awareness Campaign 2012

The BSG has been actively engaged with the Department of Health around preparations for the forthcoming bowel cancer symptom awareness campaign that will begin at the end of January 2012 in England.

As a result of these discussions the BSG is urging members to actively engage their Trust Chief Executives to ensure appropriate preparation is undertaken locally for the short term uplift in demand from the campaign as well as for the projected 15% year on year increases in endoscopy demand over the next five years.

The joint letter with the ACPGBI has been co-signed by the National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richards.

The text of the letter is set out below: