Reducing inequalities in access to screening

The bowel screening centre strives to reduce inequalities in access to its services for our local population. It does this my monitoring uptake and conducting audits of who is and who isn’t coming for screening and uses this information to conduct research to inform its health promotion work to improve screening uptake for everyone and particularly those population groups who may face additional barriers in accessing the service. 

St Mark’s BCSC - Publications/Conference Presentations

Full text publications

Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Marshall S Choglay S, Levitan M, Alter M, Ghanouni A, McGregor L, von Wagner C (2021) Ethnic inequalities in older adult’s bowel cancer awareness: findings from a community survey conducted in an ethnically diverse region in England.  BMC Public Health (2021)21:513

Link: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-10536-y

Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Marshall S, Choglay s, Stoffel S, Rees C, von Wagner C. 2021. Implementation of long-term non-participant reminders for flexible sigmoidoscopy screening. Preventative Medicine Reports 21 (2021) 101308

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335520302667?via%3Dihub

Kaushal A, Hirst Y, Tookey S, Kerrison RS, Marshall S, Prentice A, Vulkan D, Duffy S, von Wagner C. 2020. Use of a GP-Endorsed non-participant reminder letter to promote uptake of bowel scope screening: a randomised controlled trial in a hard-to-reach population. Preventive Medicine.

Prentice A, Vance M, Wagner C, Kerrison RS (2019) Bowel cancer screening in the United Kingdom: the available screening tests and the role of community pharmacy. The Pharmaceutical Journal. Vol 301 NO 7921

Link: https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/ld/colorectal-cancer-screening-and-the-role-of-community-pharmacy

 

Von Wagner C, Hirst Y, Tookey S, Kerrison RS, Marshall S, Prentice A, Vulkan D, Macleod U, Duffy S. (2018) Use of a GP-endorsed 12 months’ reminder letter to promote uptake for bowel scope screening: protocol for a randomsied controlled trial in a hard to reach population. BMJ Open.

Link: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/5/e022263

 

Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Counsell N, Marshall S, Prentice A, Isitt J, Rees CJ, von Wagner C (2018) Use of Two Self-referral Reminders and a Theory-Based Leaflet to Increase the Uptake of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in the English Bowel Scope Screening Program: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial in London. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Link: https://academic.oup.com/abm/article/52/11/941/4810414

 

Hirst Y, Skrobanski H, Kerrison RS, Kobayashi LC, Counsell N, Djedovic N, Ruwende J, Stewart M, von Wagner C. (2017) Text-message reminders in colorectal cancer screening (TRICCS): a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer.

Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/bjc2017117

 

Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C (2017) Improving uptake of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening: a randomized trial of nonparticipant reminders in the English Screening Programme. Endoscopy 49(01): 35-43

Link: https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0042-118452

 

Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Wardle J, von Wagner C (2016) Use of a 12 months' self-referral reminder to facilitate uptake of bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening in previous non-responders: a London-based feasibility study. British Journal of Cancer 114(7): 751-8

Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/bjc201643

 

Hirst Y, Kerrison R, Kobayashi LC, Counsell N, Djedovic N, Ruwende J, Stewart M, von Wagner C (2015) Text reminders in Colorectal Cancer Screening (TRICCS): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health.

Link: https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-2733-6

 

Conference abstract publications.

Prentice A, Marshall S, Choglay S, Levitan M, McGregor L, Kerrison R, von Wagner C (2019) Ethnic differences in bowel cancer awareness: findings from a pharmacy-based community survey. The Lancet. 394: S2

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673619328764

 

Kerrison R, Prentice A, Marshall S, von Wagner C, Ruwende J (2018) Uptake and clinical outcomes of self-referred bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening appointments at St Mark’s hospital: Gut. PTU-108

Link: https://gut.bmj.com/content/67/Suppl_1/A244.2.full

 

Kerrison R, McGregor L, Counsell N, Marshall S, Prentice A, Isitt J, Rees C, von Wagner C (2017) Use of two annual self-referral reminders and a theory-based leaflet to increase the uptake of bowel scope screening among former non-participants in London, UK: results from a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 390: S52

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673617329872

 

Kerrison RS, Mcgregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Wardle J, Von Wagner C (2015) A single centre feasibility study examining the efficacy of annual reminders to facilitate uptake in Bowel Scope Screening non-attenders: abstract P-20. European Journal of Cancer care 24: 30-31

 

 

 

Conference Presentations

World Endoscopy Organisation - International Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee Meeting 2020 (virtual): Prentice A. Marshall S. Kayal G. von Wagner C, Kerrison RS. The impact of the pandemic on bowel cancer screening on a London based Bowel Cancer Screening Centre: COVID anxiety study interim findings

World Endoscopy Organisation – International Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee Meeting (Barcelona, 2019): Prentice A, Marshall S, Kerrison RS. Reducing Inequalities in Bowel Cancer Screening Uptake at St Mark’s Hospital, London.

 

Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference (Birmingham, 2019): Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Stoffel S, Choglay S, Marshall S, Shannon N, Ruwende J, von Wagner C. Uptake and clinical outcomes among men and women self-referring for bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening at St Mark’s Hospital in London

 

Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference (Birmingham, 2019): Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Stoffel S, Choglay S, Marshall S, Shannon N, Ruwende J, von Wagner C. Uptake and preferences for the gender of the practitioner among men and women self-referring for bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening at St Mark’s Hospital in London

 

World Endoscopy Organisation - International Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee Meeting (Vienna, 2018): Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Marshall S, Ruwende J, von Wagner C. Implementation of self-referral reminders for bowel scope screening non-participants at St Mark’s Hospital in London.

 

British Society of Gastroenterology Meeting (Liverpool, 2018): Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Marshall S, Ruwende J, von Wagner C. Uptake and clinical outcomes of self-referred bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening appointments at St. Mark’s Hospital.

 

Public Health England Cancer Services and Data Outcomes Conference (Manchester, 2018): Kerrison RS, Prentice A, Marshall S, Shannon N, Ruwende J, von Wagner C. Uptake and clinical outcomes of self-referred bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening appointments at St. Mark’s Hospital. 

 

The Lancet Public Health Science Conference (London, 2017): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Counsell N, Marshall S, Prentice A, Isitt J, Rees C, von Wagner C. Use of two annual self-referral reminders and a theory-based leaflet to increase the uptake of bowel scope screening among former non-participants in London, UK: results from a randomised controlled trial. 

 

Public Health England Annual Conference (Coventry, 2017): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Prentice A, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees C, von Wagner C. Use of two annual self-referral reminders to increase uptake among former bowel scope screening non-participants: results from a randomised controlled trial.

 

Public Health England Cancer Services and Data Outcomes Conference (Manchester, 2017): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Prentice A, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees C, von Wagner C. Use of two annual self-referral reminders to increase uptake among former bowel scope screening non-participants: results from a randomised controlled trial. 

 

Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference (London, 2017): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C. Use of a non-participant reminder and social marketing leaflet to improve uptake of bowel scope screening in England: a three arm randomised controlled trial.

 

Public Health England Annual Conference (Coventry, 2017): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C. Use of a non-participant reminder and social marketing leaflet to improve uptake of bowel scope screening in England: a three arm randomised controlled trial.

 

International Congress of Behavioural Medicine (Melbourne, 2016): McGregor LM, Kerrison RS, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C. Using a self-referral reminder to increase bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening uptake in England: a ‘scoping’ exercise / a randomised controlled trial.

 

14th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (Heidelberg, 2016): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, von Wagner C. A randomised controlled trial of a reminder letter and leaflet to promote uptake of bowel scope screening. 

 

Public Health England Cancer Services and Data Outcomes Conference (Manchester, 2016): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C. Use of a non-participant reminder and social marketing leaflet to improve uptake of bowel scope screening in England: a three arm randomised controlled trial.

 

Society of Behavioural Medicine 37th Annual Meeting (Washington DC, 2016): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, Rees CJ, von Wagner C. Use of a non-participant reminder and social marketing leaflet to improve uptake of bowel scope screening in England: a three arm randomised controlled trial.

 

International Cancer Screening Network Meeting (Rotterdam, 2015): Kerrison RS, McGregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Counsell N, von Wagner C. A single centre feasibility study examining the efficacy of a multifaceted intervention to facilitate uptake in Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening non-participants; findings from the English Bowel Scope Screening Programme.

 

National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer Outcomes Conference (Belfast, 2015): Kerrison RS, Mcgregor LM, Marshall S, Isitt J, Wardle J, Von Wagner C (2015) A single centre feasibility study examining the efficacy of annual reminders to facilitate uptake in Bowel Scope Screening non-attenders.

 

Prizes/Awards

Certificate of Recognition – British Society of Gastroenterology, Clinical Services & Standards Committee 2020. "Using cancer outcomes data to inform priorities for health promotion activities to improve screening uptake at St Mark’s Bowel Cancer Screening Centre (BCSC)"

 

Certificate of Recognition – British Society of Gastroenterology, Clinical Services & Standards Committee 2020 "Bowel Cancer Awareness measurement (B-CAM) to improve health promotion services in Northwest London"

 

Certificate of Recognition – British Society of Gastroenterology, Clinical Services & Standards Committee 2020 "Bowel Scope Annual Reminder Letters - 2 years on - Uptake and clinical outcomes of self-referred bowel scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening appointments at St Mark's Hospital"

 

Runner up – Best Scientific Poster – Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference, 2019

 

Certificate of Recognition – British Society of Gastroenterology, Clinical Services & Standards Committee for Excellence in Service Delivery in Improvements to Uptake. 2019

 

First place – Best Scientific Poster – Public Health England Cancer Services and Data Outcomes Conference, 2018

 

Annual Excellence in Research and Development Award NWLUHT – Runner up

Uptake and clinical outcomes of self-referred bowel-scope (flexible sigmoidoscopy) screening appointments at St Mark’s Hospital Bowel Cancer Screening Centre (BCSC) 2018

 

Runner up – Best Scientific Poster – Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference, 2017

Telephone 

National Bowel Screening Hub Helpline: 0800 707 6060 to order a home-test kit, book an appointment, and general inquiries about bowel screening. Open 9am to 5pm.

St. Mark's Bowel Screening Health Promotion: 020 8869 3376 to speak to the Health Promotion team to arrange a talk, training session or raise awareness
 

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