Cancer Screening Awareness

At West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance we are working to transform cancer services in our area, to deliver better outcomes for patients and catch cancer earlier.

We want to hear the views of all men and women aged 60 – 74 to help understand the things that might stop you completing your home bowel cancer screening kits, and things that might encourage you to. We welcome views of all women and men, whether you have previously received or returned a kit, or not.

This set of questions will help us get a better understanding, and we expect it will take you 15 minutes to complete.

As a thank you we will make a charity donation of £5 per each survey completed (*up to the first 200 responses).

The survey is being carried out by Magpie, a Yorkshire-based company. Our mission is to create healthier and happier communities and we work with Councils, NHS and Public Health organisations to improve health communications.

We will not collect or store any personal information about you as a result of completing this survey unless you have opted in to be involved further, in which instance, we will safely store your email address for this purpose only. All data is held securely in line with our privacy policy which can be viewed on our website.

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* 1. Charity donation
At this time charities are facing a funding crisis and urgently need donations to keep their support services open. As a thank you for your involvement we will donate £5 for every completion to your chosen charity (*up to the first 200 responses). Which charity would you like to choose?

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* 2. About Bowel Screening
Do you know what bowel screening is?

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* 3. 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.

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. With the home testing kit, you collect 1 sample of poo in a small plastic sample bottle and post it back to a laboratory for testing. If these tests find anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.

Is this what you understood bowel screening to be?

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* 4. Have you completed and returned a bowel screening kit in the last 2-4 years?

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* 5. How important, to you, is completing and returning your bowel screening kit?
(Not important ----- Very important (1-10)

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* 6. How confident do you feel to discuss bowel screening with your friends and family?
(Not confident ----- Very confident (1-10)

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Impressions - Notification of screening

<strong>Impressions - Notification of screening</strong>

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* 7. If you received the letter above, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? Be as open and honest as possible.

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* 8. What might stop you returning your screening test? Tick all that apply

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