Bowel Cancer Screening

What we do

Bowel cancer screening is offered every two years to those aged 56 to 74. People older than 74 can request a Faecal Immunochemical Test Kit every two years by calling the freephone helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

King's Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is part of the national cancer screening programme. We see people from Lambeth and Southwark for routine bowel cancer screening. If your test shows an abnormality, we will invite you to an appointment at King's Bowel Cancer Screening Centre with a specialist screening practitioner.

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK. Most cancers diagnosed through screening are early stage cancers where the outcome is excellent.

We can also detect and remove pre-cancerous cells. Please visit the NHS website for more information on bowel cancer screening.

If you have symptoms that might be a sign of bowel cancer, please contact your GP.

Preparing for your appointment

Your first appointment at King's Bowel Cancer Screening centre may take up to 45 minutes.

You will see one of our specialist screening practitioners (SSPs), who will talk you through the risks and benefits of screening and what to expect from the appointment.

They will give you advice and refer you for a colonoscopy, if suitable.

The SSP will also arrange your colonoscopy, which will take place after your first appointment.

Locations:

  • Specialist Screening Practitioner Clinic: Suite 3, Venetian building, King's College Hospital, Caldecot Road, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

  • Colonoscopy appointments: Lower Ground Floor, Cheyne Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Location

For further information please contact the Main Reception.

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 7601
  • King's Bowel Cancer Screening Centre email: kch-tr.BCS@nhs.net
  • National free bowel cancer screening helpline: +44 (0)800 707 6060

Conditions we treat

Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where it starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. The NHS website has more information, including:

  • symptoms of bowel cancer
  • causes of bowel cancer
  • treatment for bowel cancer

All GPs and healthcare professionals can signpost patients who are 56 or over, to the national free bowel cancer screening helpline 0800 707 60 60.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Patients cannot be referred to this service directly. Instead, patients aged 56 and over should call the national free bowel cancer screening helpline 0800 707 60 60.

Other Queries

King's Bowel Cancer Screening Centre
Tel: 020 3299 7601
Email: kch-tr.BCS@nhs.net

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Ms Diana Bright Clinical Nurse Specialist
Miss Zoraida Castillo Lead Specialist Screening Practitioner
Dr Guy Chung-Faye Bowel Cancer Screening lead
Mr Moftah Elbuzidi Bowel Scope Endoscopist
Mrs ANNA Geevarghese Specialist Screening Practitioner
Dr Bu Hayee Accredited BCS colonoscopist
Mr John Royce Maguiza Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mrs Ems Simpson Specialist Screening Practitioner
Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan Deputy Bowel Cancer Screening Director