P-05-936 Offer Bowel Cancer Screening After the Age of 74

Completed Petition


P-05-936 Offer Bowel Cancer Screening After the Age of 74

This petition was submitted by Andrew Lye having collected a total of 69 signatures.


Text of Petition                      

The NHS in England, Scotland and Wales all offer Bowel Cancer screening every 2 years between the ages of 60 and 74.


In England and Scotland, you can request a screening kit every 2 years after 74.  This is NOT available to those over 74 in Wales.


This petition asks the Welsh Government to make bowel cancer screening available as it is in England and Scotland.


Ending the screening at 74 in Wales suggests that we do not value our seniors in the same way as they do in England and Scotland.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 16/03/2021.


The petition was closed as part of a review of all petitions currently under consideration at the Petitions Committee's final meeting of the Fifth Senedd, in light of the upcoming election and the consideration given to this issue to date.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.


It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 03/11/2020.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Preseli Pembrokeshire
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 24/01/2020