Bowel cancer screening capsules the latest in at-home care trend


Innovation in NHS self-care will see patients in England swallow tiny cameras instead of having standard endoscopy

People will be able to check if they have bowel cancer by swallowing a tiny capsule containing miniature cameras, in an extension of patient self-care.

In what experts described as a trend towards more NHS at-home care, hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people in England will be able to avoid the discomfort of having a camera inserted into their bowel by instead swallowing a capsule the size of a cod liver oil tablet.

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