West Malling Group Practice

Milverton, 116 High Street, West Malling, ME19 6NE
With surgeries at: West Malling, Leybourne & Kings Hill

Bowel Cancer UK

Sent on behalf of Leanne Thorndyke, Head of Marketing and Communication – Bowel Cancer UK

Earlier this year Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer merged to become the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. Today we are delighted to launch the name and brand of the new charity.

After extensive consultation, we have chosen Bowel Cancer UK as the name, underpinned with the strapline ‘Beating Bowel Cancer Together’. We believe this best enables us to continue to build on the fantastic work of the legacy charities.

Read more about the new brand and what we do here We’re also using this opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer screening

to improve early diagnosis of the disease. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer however the disease is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Screening can detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms when it is easier to treat and there is a greater chance of survival.

We’ve contacted media across the country highlighting their local screening uptake rate and encouraging people to take part in the screening programme. In your CCG 62% of people are taking advantage of the screening test.

Our vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer but we can’t achieve this alone. We’re asking the whole community – patients, families and friends, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers, politicians and campaigners, to join us and take action.

Watch and share our new film featuring celebrities, supporters and healthcare professionals: check it out here.

We hope you will join us and help stop people dying of bowel cancer.