01 Oct

What type of study is the FIT for Follow-Up study?

The study will compare the accuracy of annual FIT testing with the results of the year 3 follow-up colonoscopy.

People who agreed to take part in our research project and provided their consent have been asked to complete a Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) once a year. If a FIT kit result is positive at any stage, the study participant is offered their planned 3-year follow-up colonoscopy immediately, rather than waiting until the third year. If a participant is negative at each FIT test, they will still be offered their 3-year follow-up colonoscopy, as part of standard care within the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Similarly, anyone who did not choose to participate in this study will still be offered a 3-year follow-up colonoscopy as part of standard care within the screening programme.

There is a separate website for participants in the FIT for Follow-Up study which has further details of the study.