The Bowel Screening Service is provided by a team of accredited screening colonoscopists supported by specialist nursing staff
The Bowel Screening Service is provided by a team of accredied
screening colonscopists supported by specialist nursing staff.
Silcock - Consultant Gastroenterologist and Screening Centre
Clinical Director, Dr Adil Ahmed, Consultant
Gastroenterologyst and Clare Westwood, Consultant Nurse
Adil Ahmed - Consultant GastroenterologistThe Bowel Screening
team is also supported by a team of Specialist
Screening Practitioner and 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
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital