Colorectal cancer, or bowel cancer, is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK with around 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year (NHS Choices).

The overall aims of the Colorectal ECAG are to provide specialist advice and guidance to the East Midlands Cancer Clinical Network Steering Group, Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Specialist Commissioning Group (SCG) on the standards of service for patients with colorectal cancer reflecting current best practice and opportunities for development.

The Colorectal ECAG will aim to ensure that patients with colorectal cancer receive high quality equitable cancer care throughout the East Midlands Cancer Clinical Network regardless of geography or socio-economic factors and will, wherever possible, endeavour to improve the standard of care provided.

Mr William J Speake
Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Future meeting dates
Wednesday 27th September 2017

Key documents
pdfAnnual report 2016/17
pdfClinical guidelines (in review)