Your bowel screening records
When you participate in the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP), your bowel screening test result will be stored on the NBSP Bowel Screening Register. This ensures you get your reminders and any follow-up you need. If you require a further investigation and have a publicly funded colonoscopy, information from your colonoscopy will be stored in a centralised database called the Provation Centralised Database. This database is used for all endoscopy examinations. Information from the Provation Centralised Database will be used to update the Bowel Screening Register. The Bowel Screening Register stores:
- all your test results
- information on any assessment or treatment you have received
- your next reminder date
- your NHI number (National Health Index number)
- other information included on your consent form: date of birth, gender, ethnicity, GP details (if known), address and contact information.
Your privacy is important. Personal information and data are collected, held, accessed and destroyed in accordance with the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Health Act 1956.
Who can access your information
Information on any further assessment or treatment you may have will be collected from and disclosed to both public and private health services to assist in managing your health care, and to monitor and evaluate the National Bowel Screening Programme.