News: Pharmacies raise awareness of bowel cancer screening

Pharmacy teams across Greater Manchester took part in a mass campaign to raise public awareness of bowel cancer screening, supported by GM Healthcare Academy.

We ran a series of training sessions in March to help pharmacies prepare for the campaign by learning key facts and techniques for initiating conversations with patients eligible for NHS bowel cancer screening. Attendees also received a free resource pack with materials to help them promote the campaign in their pharmacies.

More than 100 pharmacy staff attended the training sessions, with almost all saying the event had enabled them to feel confident chatting to people about bowel cancer screening during the awareness campaign in April.