BUCCS 2 barriers to flexible sigmoidoscopy screening

Participants from 13 GP practices in the EoE were involved in this qualitative study looking into the reasons for non-participation in the Bowel scope screening programme. Results published in BMJ Open found a range of reactions to the screening invitation, decision-making processes and barriers to participation.

Link to EPIC Study website


The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) began as a large multi-centre cohort study primarily looking at the connection between diet, lifestyle factors and cancer, although the study was broadened from the outset to include other conditions. EPIC was designed to be a long-term study, following a large number of people over many years. EPIC-Norfolk is part of a Europe-wide programme.

With the help of over 30,000 people living in Norfolk, the study team aim is to provide data-based evidence for health policies to prevent or delay disease onset and maintain health and independence in older people.

Click on the picture to the left to read more about EPIC-Norfolk and the findings so far.