CCG Updates

21/10/19

Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is a type of faecal occult blood test used to detect traces of human blood in stool samples. FIT is used:
• as the primary test in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP), aimed at individuals without symptoms (screening).
• as a test to guide the management of individuals who present with symptoms (symptomatic)

Key things to know about FIT

The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit managed by Cancer Research UK.

The  audit will be open for the registration on 18th February 2019, and a £90 Incentive will be offered by East Berkshire CCG to all practices that sign up and register for this audit. Practices can claim this money in Q4 return for LCS. For more details click here

Remember, this audit will be of huge benefit to patients, but also:

  1. CQC will be highly impressed
  2. Will add to clinicians portfolio for revalidation
  3. Be very interesting and a great learning resource for all
  4. Doesn't have to be completed by GPs only - but can be any clinician, registrars - as it is a Quality Improvement Activity of benefit to the practice team