What is the National Bowel Cancer Audit?

The National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) was established to describe and compare the diagnosis, care and outcomes of patients diagnosed with bowel cancer in England and Wales; it is now well established and each annual State of the Nation Report includes data on over 30,000 patients. The Audit’s overall aim is to measure the quality of care and survival of patients with bowel cancer in England and Wales.

Who is involved with the Audit?

The audit is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and has been developed by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI). It is managed by the National Cancer Audit Collaborating Centre (NATCAN) on behalf of the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Does NBOCA include data from Scotland or Northern Ireland?

No. If you are representing a devolved nation and wish to submit data to NBOCA please contact HQIP who will be able to advise.

How is data from Wales submitted to NBOCA?

The Audit receives an upload of colorectal cancers diagnosed and managed in Wales centrally from the Cancer Network Information System Cymru (CaNISC) system.