Using information to improve bowel cancer care
Welcome to the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK Patient-Public Group website. We are a group of independent patient advocates who are passionate about improving outcomes for bowel cancer patients across the UK.
We support the Cancer Research UK funded UK Colorectal Cancer Intelligence Hub.
We support the Yorkshire Cancer Research Bowel Cancer Improvement Programme (BCIP).
We were very pleased to be asked to contribute to the new NHS England Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy guides.
Read Katie McSweeney's published editorial Lynch Syndrome: Hidden in Plain Sight.
Read a blog by BCI UK PPG member Steve Clark on why he joined the group.
Our Patient-Public Group has worked with Public Health England on how to acknowledge the source of the data.
We were very pleased to be invited to the launch of the Yorkshire Cancer Research Yorkshire Stars campaign at the Thackray Medical Museum in December. The Yorkshire Stars campaign is showing support for people affected by cancer. Here is our team with our stars, dedicated to people we know affected by cancer.
Written by Kate Bartholomew In 2017 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. I was a complicated case, for various reasons, but one of my advantages was being able to talk with the medical personnel and being able to understand most of what they were saying to me. Not everyone is able to communicate so readily...
We were very pleased to be asked to contribute to the new NHS England Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy and Sigmoidoscopy guides that have been produced to help patients who are experiencing long delays waiting for their procedures. Our input helped to ensure that the guides are easy to understand and written in a patient friendly way. The...