Professionals network FAQs
What is the professional network?
The professional network is a community of healthcare professionals who provide treatment, care and support for people with bowel cancer.
Why does the network exist?
We recognise there are a vast number of people involved in the care, treatment and support for people with bowel cancer. The professional network acts as a space for these people to connect and share best practice.
What is the difference between the National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network (NCCNN) and this professional network?
The NCCNN is aimed at colorectal cancer nurses.The professional network is aimed at any healthcare professional who provides treatment and support for people with bowel cancer across the whole of the UK. Colorectal cancer nurses are very welcome to join both.
Who can join the professional network?
Any healthcare professional who provides care, treatment and support for people with bowel cancer are able to join the professional network. You do not have to be a medical professional, if you are an information and support worker for example but would like to stay up to date with education, updates and news you are able to join.
Colorectal cancer nurses and specialist screening practioners (or equivalent) are very welcome to join the professional network. Upon joining, they will be directed and encouraged to sign up to the NCCNN as this is a more specialist network aimed at treating people with colorectal cancer.
I am already a member of the NCCNN, do I need to sign up to the professional network?
It’s up to you. You will still continue to be a member of the NCCNN and receive all the newsletters and member benefits. You are also welcome to be a member of the professional network
How can I join the network?
To joind the network please complete the short sign up form.
What do I gain from signing up to the professional network?
By signing up to the network you will receive a quarterly email newsletter, which is relevant to your profession and location. This will include news from Bowel Cancer UK including service developments, educational events and opportunities to work collaboratively with the charity. You will also receive exclusive access to a range of professionals and share best practice. In the long term there is the hope that we would be able to offer the network a secure online platform for you to be able to informally chat, share ideas and best practice with one another.
How can I share best practice and chat with the network members?
In the short term the best way to share best practice is to submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org which we can put in our member newsletter.
We are looking into having a professional network Facebook page or private section of our online community but these ideas are currently in development. We would love to hear your thoughts– please email email@example.com