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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lower GI – FIT Testing

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Thank you for your support in the increased use of the FIT tests when referring patients with a suspected colorectal cancer. We have seen a huge increase in the number of referrals arriving with a FIT result which ensures our patients go to the right place first time.

We continue to encourage the use of the FIT testing as it provides a high level of assurance to patients with negative results (99.7%). It is more accurate than a colonoscopy which means intrusive and unnecessary investigation for patients can be avoided in most cases.

"FIT will support patients to have the right referral, investigation and management at the right time and according to their clinical risk of colorectal cancer”

Dr Debbie Harvey, GP Lead, Cheshire & Mersey Cancer Alliance

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