As new NHS services are developed and tested it’s important to have the views of patients and the public, so services can be designed based on your feedback. As such, the NHS would like to invite you to take a short survey to give your feedback on the use of colon capsules and computer learning to help investigate and diagnose bowel related problems.
The NHS uses a variety of technologies to support Doctors and Nurses as they care for patients. One technology currently being considered is colon capsules. A colon capsule (approximately the size of a large vitamin tablet) is swallowed by the patient.
The capsule contains a miniature camera which take thousands of photos as it passes through the patient’s digestive system. The photos are recorded on a wireless device. The capsule is entirely disposable. Once it has passed through the patient it is simply flushed away.
The technology could potentially help with faster diagnosis and reduce waiting times and lists for patients.
Please share your views and opinions about this technology and service by Monday 13 April 2020, by completing this online survey.
If you have any questions, please email Hemma Thakrar.