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Bowel Cancer: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 153248, tabled on 13 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the Public Health England budget has been spent on bowel cancer screening awareness campaigns in each year since 2010.

Answered on

21 June 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has not funded any bowel cancer screening awareness campaigns.

PHE’s Be Clear on Cancer campaigns aim to raise the public’s awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer, and are an important step in helping to diagnose cancers earlier. In 2017, PHE collaborated with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to deliver a jointly-branded, Be Clear on Cancer/CRUK pilot screening campaign in the North West of England to promote the uptake of bowel screening. The campaign was funded by CRUK.