Beating bowel cancer together

Our training, workshops and study days

Our training and workshops equip healthcare professionals with the confidence to spread awareness messages as well as the knowledge and skills to support their professional practice. We run a number of programmes led by our Health Promotion and Training team, suitable for a variety of audiences.

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. 

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


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.

Online course on bowel cancer screening

We partnered with GatewayC, an online cancer education platform, to produce 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 is free to all primary care professionals across NHS England, including GPs and Practice Nurses.

Healthcare professionals in Scotland and Wales are welcome to access the course, but won’t be offered a CPD course.

Bowel health and screening half-day workshop

“An excellent and really informative workshop which was very well presented. I came away with extremely valuable information”.

This half-day interactive workshop provides detailed information on bowel cancer signs and symptoms, risk factors and the screening programme. This is suited to a variety of audiences who require an overview, including health promotion volunteers, health trainers and NHS Health Improvement teams. The workshop is ideal for groups of four to seven people.

Bowel health and screening full-day training

“Very well presented and interesting, with a wonderful pace. A whole day ensured it wasn’t too rushed with fabulous presentations. A highly informative training session – I learnt so much more than I expected”. 

This one day training course is designed for NHS Health Improvement teams, occupational health staff, outreach workers, health trainers, pharmacists, and other multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals who require an in-depth knowledge of bowel cancer. The course covers health inequalities, bowel cancer symptoms and risk factors, as well as overcoming barriers to bowel cancer screening. This training is for groups of 8 - 20 delegates.

GP study days/evenings

Our GP study days/evenings are designed for primary care practitioners and medical students to aid early detection of bowel cancer and to ensure best practice in the diagnosis and management of bowel problems. These study days are free of charge. 

Evaluation from GP study evening in Northern Ireland, April 2018:

  • 100% rated the evening very useful or useful
  • 100% said they would be able to apply the knowledge learned
  • 100% would recommend the course to other
  • “Time keeping excellent. Good clear and relevant speakers.”
  • “Useful talk, all presentations informative.”


Our GP study days/evenings can be accredited by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We also deliver bespoke training to pharmacists, faith leaders, voluntary organisations, carers groups and anyone who would like to know more about bowel cancer to help the communities they work in. All our training is free of charge.

For more information about any of our training, call 0207 940 1760 or email

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