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Dr Steve Colley has cut waiting times for sigmoidoscopy from eight months to just one with a pioneering scheme to bring the service into the community.

Dr Colley, a GP in Tadley, Hampshire, is running clinics at three local practices as part of a 'unique hybrid' service funded by his PCT and hospital trust.

The clinics are taking referrals from GPs throughout the area and Dr Colley said they would provide an excellent model for introducing future screening services.

'It's much more patient friendly and the procedure is quicker because the patients don't get stressed,' Dr Colley said. 'Plus it's more cost-effective.'

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