National Bowel Cancer Audit Annual Report 2016

Reports Published: Author: HQIP

This annual report from the National Bowel Cancer Audit is the most up to date information from England and Wales regarding the care and outcomes of bowel cancer patients.

Bowel cancer is a major cause of illness, disability and death in the United Kingdom (UK). The National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) describes and compares the care and outcomes of patients diagnosed with bowel cancer in England and Wales. The audit is now well established and has collected data in its professional form since 2005. The NBOCA is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England and Welsh Government. The audit is carried out by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in partnership with the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), and NHS Digital.

This is the seventh annual report and includes data on over 30,000 patients diagnosed with bowel cancer between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015. The overall case ascertainment for England was 93 per cent. The key audience of the Annual Report and the Patient Report include those who deliver care to bowel cancer patients, commissioners of bowel cancer services and patients.

The key audience of the Annual Report and the Patient Report include those who deliver care to bowel cancer patients, commissioners of bowel cancer services and patients.