The Bowel Screening Service is provided by a team of accredited screening colonoscopists supported by specialist nursing staff
Welcome to the Bowel Screening Service. We have developed a
survey which we would like to kindly ask everyone who has used the
Bowel Scope Service ( patients aged 55 ) to complete. This
survey is designed to help us gather feedback to enchance our
service further. The survey can be found at the
bottom of this page.
The Bowel Screening Service is provided by a team of accredied
Silcock - Consultant Gastroenterologist and Screening Centre
Ahmed, Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Clare Westwood, Consultant Nurse Endoscopist.
The Bowel Screening team is also
supported by a team of 6 Specialist Screening
Nicola Furlonger ( lead SSP)
4 Nurse Endoscopists:
The service was established to provide bowel screening for the
local population aged between 60 and 74 years.
An additional service for people aged 55 has recently been
introduced for flexible sigmoidoscopy.
The service is provided from the Trust's Accredited Bowel
Screening Centre at Bishop Auckland Hospital and
received full JAG Accreditation for this service in 2012.
There are satellite nurse assessment clinics at Chester-le-Street,
Shotley Bridge and Darlington.
The Bowel Screening Programme email address is: cdda-tr.bowelscreeningCDD@nhs.net.
Please follow the link below to see short video
explaining our procedure:
County Durham and Darlington Screening Centre:
National Free helpline:
0800 707 6060
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community