qFIT for lower GI symptoms
Introduction of Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) and the new NICaN Lower GI Suspected Cancer Pathway
Access to Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (qFIT) is available for use via Primary Care.
Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) recommend that qFIT is carried out where possible on all patients with new lower GI symptoms as part of initial investigation in general practice from 5th July 2021. In conjunction with the availability of qFIT in primary care, NICaN has amended the Lower GI Suspected Cancer criteria/pathway.
Information has been developed to support GP practices with the implementation of qFIT and the amended red flag criteria/pathway available below.
- NICaN Lower GI Suspected Cancer Pathway
- Letter to GP Practices : introduction of qFIT and amended NICaN Lower GI Suspect Cancer Pathway (25.06.21)
- Letter to GP Practices : FIT Update (06.08.2021)
- Letter to GP Practices: FIT Update (26.10.21)
- FAQs Primary Care QFIT And NICaN Red Flag referrals (updated 10.5.22)
- Key differences in the use of FIT screening vs symptomatic (CRUK infographic developed in collaboration with CRUK, NICaN and PHA (Bowel Cancer Screening Programme)
- Ordering kits and patient leaflets (updated 10.5.22)
- Patient Video – how to complete your FIT test
- Patient leaflets
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Information for staff providing kits to patients
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- Update on qFIT Primary Care – 9th Nov 2021.
- (GPNI) NICaN qFit for Primary Care a Pathway Fit for Purpose If password required please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register to join GPNI mailing list
- Practice Nurses and Managers ‘Get qFIT ready for July Fifth’ | NICaN and GPNI.