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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the announcement today by the Scottish Government’s Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick, that Scotland’s Bowel Screening Programme – paused since March – has now been resumed.

Ms Cunningham said:

“While the worrying increase in numbers of coronavirus cases has led to increased restrictions in some areas of life it is really good to see some other, really important, aspects getting back to normality.

“Parts of our NHS were effectively shut down as resources were focussed on the immediate response to the global pandemic and the Bowel Screening Programme was part of that, but I am really pleased that, as part of a wider remobilisation of the NHS, bowel screening kits are being posted out once more with appointments for follow-up investigations again being offered where needed.

“Bowel cancer is the cancer that kills the second highest number of people in Scotland but when detected in time it is both treatable and curable so getting your test done is really important.

“If you receive a screening kit in the post  or even if you were sent one back in March – I urge you to carry out the test and send it in.”

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design