FIT Admin Pathway

Pathology labs are rejecting FITs due to incorrect labelling of kits, the wrong specimen container being used or incorrect/improper closure of the container.

Correctly completing a FIT

TCST has created a poster for GP practice staff to support them in explaining to patients the correct way to complete and return a FIT. The poster has been designed with input and support from professionals within the London cancer community including the Cancer Alliances and Cancer Research UK.

The purpose of the poster is to act as step-by-step guide for staff when speaking to patients required to complete a FIT. We hope that this poster will enable staff to give clear directions to patients so that samples are correctly collected and labels filled in and returned quickly to the surgery, which will in turn reduce the number of FITs being rejected.

Download PDF version of the FIT Admin Pathway 2023 poster 

FIT webinar for administrators

A webinar discussing the role of FIT and how administrative staff can best support patients took place on 19 September 2023.

Produced by GatewayC and supported by TCST, NHS England and the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance Early Diagnosis Team, primary care specialists discussed the role of FIT in early cancer diagnosis, the difference between screening and symptomatic FIT, how administrative staff can best support patients to complete and return a FIT, why samples are rejected and safety netting guidance. There was also a Q&A session at the end for attendees to ask questions.

Catch up with the webinar on-demand.

Inclusion health

It is also important to note from an inclusion health perspective, people do not require an address to register with a GP. If a patient is homeless or sleeping rough, they can use the GP surgery address. Further information.