Our training, study days and networks
Our training and workshops equip healthcare professionals with the confidence to reduce the variation in treatment and care across the UK for bowel cancer patients. Our networks bring together multidisciplinary professionals, focused on improving the treatment, care and support for people with bowel cancer in the UK.
Online course on bowel cancer screening
We've partnered with GatewayC, an online cancer education platform aimed at primary care health professionals, and produced a course on bowel cancer screening and early diagnosis. The course gives healthcare professionals a better understanding of the new FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) bowel cancer screening test, such as the benefits of the test and the role it plays in symptomatic patients, and also aims to increase confidence in promoting bowel screening to patients. It's free to all professionals across England.
If you're based in Scotland and Wales you're welcome to access the course but won't be offered a CPD certificate.
Colorectal cancer study days
Our study days are designed for colorectal nurses and other practitioners caring for people in primary and secondary care settings. These study days are free of charge.
Very worthwhile study day. Came away with a lot of new knowledge that I have passed onto colleagues but have also discussed with my patients.
Typical presentations from a wide range of clinical experts include:
- an update on the NHS bowel screening programme
- colorectal cancer risk factors and prevention
- assessing symptoms
- advances in treatment for colorectal cancer
- living with and beyond colorectal cancer
- genetic conditions and management of people at higher risk of colorectal cancer
- understanding the psychological impact of a colorectal cancer diagnosis.
To stay up to date with our training plans for 2021 join our health professionals' network and become part of a growing network of multidisciplinary professionals who are driving forward improvements in bowel cancer treatment.
We actively support the National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network (NCCNN) and encourage all colorectal clinical nurse specialists, endoscopists and specialist screening practitioners across the UK to join. Membership is free and benefits include early-bird access to our study and training days and opportunities to help us develop our patient services.