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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #125 on: November 19, 2020, 11:47:43 am »
I've just received a letter.


"As part of the national response to covid-19 the national bowel scope service was paused & decisions are now being made about the future of this service." 


Once these decisions have been made etc etc.



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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #126 on: November 19, 2020, 12:11:37 pm »
 ???

That sounds like they are going to discontinue it...
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #127 on: November 21, 2020, 09:42:19 pm »
I'm overdue a test, given that I was 66 5 months ago.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2020, 09:45:26 pm »
I've just received a letter.


"As part of the national response to covid-19 the national bowel scope service was paused & decisions are now being made about the future of this service." 


Once these decisions have been made etc etc.

I've just sent this to y daughter in Oz. She said

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Wtf?!
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:44
I'll forward
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:44
Run by public health England as well
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:44
Do you have access to the full letter?
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:44
Can remove names etc


Also:

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What?!
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:43
They'll be all over it
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:43
I can't see that happening
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:43
It's the most effective programme
Heather Walker sent Today at 21:43
Cuts deaths by 1/3 from bowel cancer if optimally used

She used to work at Cancer Research UK.

Given this government's propensity for wrecking everything, it would be entirely in character for them to do this.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #129 on: November 21, 2020, 10:08:00 pm »
I'm overdue a test, given that I was 66 5 months ago.

Seems things are slipping more. Mine arrived 4 months after my early June birthday.

Hmm...

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #130 on: December 16, 2020, 01:42:33 pm »
???

That sounds like they are gong to discontinue it...

Nah, they'll hand it to Serco/Capita/G4S/Rupert, the treasurer at Matt Hancock's dad's golf club

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #131 on: December 16, 2020, 02:19:52 pm »
Mine is 4 months overdue. Holding a poo in for 4 months is hard!

Edit: I should have waited as an hour later a letter arrived to say the testing kit will be with me in 2 weeks.

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #132 on: December 16, 2020, 05:54:22 pm »
I was thinking 'Mine was four months after my birthday and RR's not yet 4½ months past his birthday. He'll get his card soon...'

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #133 on: January 08, 2021, 02:26:18 pm »
I had a letter this morning (actually I had 2 - both from the NHS) saying I could expect the kit in 2 weeks' time.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #134 on: January 08, 2021, 03:29:29 pm »
[OT]
So it's not just AUK that sends out missives in duplicate then...

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #135 on: January 11, 2021, 12:26:46 pm »
Oh my, how they have changed. (I know this is covered upthread but this is my first encounter with the new style)
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #136 on: January 11, 2021, 04:42:25 pm »
Is that right that the poo on the green stick has to go through a hole the size of a syringe cap, perhaps 3-4mm across? When I have been asked for a stool in the past I get a small pot with a 3-4cm diameter hole.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #137 on: January 11, 2021, 04:48:31 pm »
Tut its cut backs don'tya know!
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #138 on: January 11, 2021, 06:01:11 pm »
The new sticks are about 2.5mm in diameter IIRC and have ridges about ½mm tall that need to be covered, over the length of a centimetre or two.
It doesn't need much!

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #139 on: January 11, 2021, 06:22:55 pm »
Thank you, helly.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #140 on: January 19, 2021, 07:57:05 pm »
I have just had a letter.


"The NHS is no longer offering bowel scope screening services across England and is extending the home testing programme from April 2021. We would therefore like to invite you to receive the home testing kit, called a FIT kit. 


Like a bowel scope a FIT kit can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. It's a simple way to find out if you need further tests.  Around 2 in every 100 people who return  a kit may need further investigations such as a colonoscopy.


You will receive your home testing kit in the post after April 2021 and we will contact you again before sending it to you. We will also provide you with information to help you decide whether to take part in FIT screening."


Best available option under pandemic conditions or cost cutting ?


Edit:


https://twitter.com/CSPRG_Imperial/status/1350182599092793344?s=20


https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2021/01/14/bowel-scope-screening-to-stop-in-england/
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #141 on: February 17, 2021, 11:56:20 am »
I'm due another test and haven't heard from anyone.

I suspect they have got Serco to combine poo sticks with a Covid test - back of the throat, up your nose, up your arse. It's important to get them in the right order.

This prompted me to look back through this thread for my last test.
September 2018.  So it's already 4 weeks late.

Mine has turned up.  5 months after I would have expected it.

Ooh. It's very different to the old three lollipop sticks. Much easier and all done in one go.
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