Welome to our campaigns blog. This is our space to explore key issues affecting people with bowel cancer such as prevention, early diagnosis and treatment and care. We will be sharing our latest campaign updates and providing commentary and analysis on external policy. We also provide links to further information and resources.
Wales commits to testing all bowel cancer patients for Lynch syndrome!
During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, the Wales Cancer Network and the All Wales Medical Genetic Service announced that every health board in Wales will test all bowel cancer patients for Lynch syndrome,…
The treatment break rule in England and what it means for advanced bowel cancer patients
This blog explains the treatment break rule, why we’re pushing for its removal, and invites you to share your experience with us if you’ve been affected by it.
Tackling the endoscopy crisis in Scotland
In May 2018, Bowel Cancer UK called on the Scottish Government to tackle the growing endoscopy crisis after highlighting that two thirds of Scottish Health Boards are in breach of waiting time target for…
The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the NHS
As AI will have a significant role in health over the next decade and will transform the way care is provided in the NHS, we’re examining the impact this will have for bowel cancer.
NHS Waiting Times trends shows drastic increase in delays to bowel cancer diagnostic testing
We look at how the waiting time figures for bowel cancer tests have changed over the last two years and discuss what this means for patients and the bowel cancer workforce.
How the actions of our campaigners made a difference in 2018
Together with bowel cancer patients, clinicians, political representatives and thousands of campaigners, we’ve been able to make real change happen in 2018.
What the new NHS England Long Term Plan means for bowel cancer patients
On Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May and Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, published the new NHS Long Term Plan.