Beating bowel cancer together

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.

Sign up to our virtual education event on pelvic exenteration surgery

Join us on Wednesday 13 July, 3-4pm, for our virtual education event about the evolution of pelvic exenteration surgery. This event has been developed to provide you with an overview of how pelvic exenterative surgery has developed over the last decade, which patients can benefit from this surgery and what the key considerations are when referring patients to exenterative units, both from a nursing and surgical perspective.

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Watch our genomics education programme

Our two-part virtual education programme has been developed to support Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialists, Endoscopists and Specialist Screening Practitioners. Delivered by Dr Terri Porrett and Vicky Cuthill, our new programme will cover the latest in genomics in cancer care and how to futureproof your practice.

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Free course for community pharmacy staff in Wales

We've produced a free short course on bowel cancer for community pharmacy staff in Wales. The course is available in English and Welsh.

Taking just one hour to complete, our online course will help pharmacists and their team understand the symptoms of bowel cancer, prevention advice, the importance of taking part in bowel screening, as well as facts and figures about the disease and the impact of COVID-19 on bowel cancer services in Wales.

To register, click on the link below and then 'create new account'. You'll be sent an email to confirm your account before you can begin the course. If you don't see the email in your inbox please check your junk email folder. If you have any problems signing up for the course, email

Access the course in English

Community pharmacy staff in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also welcome to complete the course, but some information is Wales-specific. You will still receive a certificate. We're looking to develop further courses like this in the future.

Cwrs rhad ac am ddim ar gyfer staff fferyllfeydd cymunedol yng Nghymru

Rydym wedi paratoi cwrs byr rhad ac am ddim ar ganser y coluddion ar gyfer staff fferyllfeydd cymunedol yng Nghymru.

Bydd ein cwrs ar-lein, fydd yn cymryd dim mwy nac awr i'w gwblhau, yn helpu fferyllwyr a'u tîm i ddeall symptomau canser y coluddion, cyngor ar ei atal, pwysigrwydd cymryd rhan yn sgrinio'r coluddion, yn ogystal â ffeithiau a ffigyrau am y clefyd ac effaith COVID-19 ar wasanaethau canser y coluddion yng Nghymru.

I gofrestru, cliciwch ar y ddolen isod ac yna 'creu cyfrif newydd'. Anfonir e-bost atoch i gadarnhau eich cyfrif cyn y gallwch ddechrau'r cwrs. Os nad ydych yn gweld yr e-bost yn eich mewnflwch, gwiriwch eich ffolder e-bost sothach. Os oes gennych unrhyw broblemau wrth gofrestru ar gyfer y cwrs, e-bostiwch 

Mae'r cwrs ar gael yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

Cael mynediad i'r cwrs yn Gymraeg


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 2022 join our health professionals' network and become part of a growing network of multidisciplinary professionals who are driving forward improvements in bowel cancer treatment.

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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.

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For more information about any of our training, call 020 7940 1760 or email
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