Access the full report here.

NBOCA is recruiting its next Clinical Fellow. 

Watch this 3-minute video to find out more about this fantastic opportunity

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to work at the new National Cancer Audit Collaborating Centre (NATCAN) at the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. You will work in a vibrant audit and research environment, putting you at the heart of a national team that plays a key role in improving the care that patients with bowel cancer receive in England and Wales. It will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to high-profile peer-reviewed papers, which could lead to obtaining a PhD.

You will be working in partnership with senior clinicians, representing the surgical and oncological clinical communities in England and Wales, and senior statisticians and methodologists based at LSHTM.

The post-holder is expected to lead on the writing of journal articles and conference presentations and work towards either an MD or PhD with the support of senior colleagues at the CEU.

For more information and to apply (by 25 June) go to:

Ms Nicola Fearnhead, Clinical Lead and Past President of the ACPGBI says:

“Research during surgical or oncology training provides a unique opportunity to do a deep dive. Immerse yourself. This is when we really understand the challenges facing both clinicians and researchers. Knowing the challenges brings us together to collate and interpret data in meaningful ways. It gives us the best chance of improving outcomes and experience for patients with colorectal cancer. Making a meaningful impact is what we at NBOCA do, and our next Research Fellow will be an integral part of our patient-focussed team.”

The final deadline for trusts/hospitals/MDTs to upload, review or update data for inclusion in the NBOCA 2023 Annual Report will be Friday 9th June 2023.

The 2022 annual report and associated results are now live and can be accessed here.

The paper can be accessed here.

The paper can be accessed here.

This work explores the differences in outcomes between patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease that are diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

The paper can be accessed here.

The final date for uploading data for the NBOCA 2022 report will be 10th June 2022. Please ensure all records are uploaded and updated prior to this date for inclusion in the NBOCA 2022 Annual Report.

The 2021 annual report is now live and can be accessed here.

Currently we are working to:

14th January 2022 – First submission deadline for patient and tumour files

For patients first diagnosed with CRC between 01.04.2020 and 31.03.2021

Dependant on dataset linking processes,  the final submission deadline will be between April and July 2022.