national colorectal cancer nurses network
Published: 21 November 2012
About the National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network (NCCNN)
Are you a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network (NCCNN)?
Would you like to be?
The National Colorectal Cancer Nurses Network was established in 1997 and is available free of charge to all nurses specialising in Colorectal Cancer Nursing. We have an annual network meeting with an aim to update network members about specific issues in current colorectal cancer nursing practice. These meetings complement the existing coloproctology conferences/ educational events on offer, remaining focused purely on colorectal cancer nursing. The meetings are informative yet informal, allowing for discussion about topical issues and opportunity for networking. The last two years, these meetings have kindly been supported by Beating Bowel Cancer, who host a page for us on their website: http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org/health-professionals
The network helps to create and maintain our unique but also collective identity. It is hoped that members will collaborate and contribute to projects and policy/practice developments initiated within the speciality thereby developing our knowledge base and raising the profile of colorectal cancer nursing.
If you haven’t previously been a member of the network and would like to be, then please provide send an email to our Secretariat –NCCN@beatingbowelcancer.org us with your name, post holder title, place of work and email address so we can correspond with you via email in future.
Since we are keen to ensure that our current membership is as inclusive and up-to-date as possible.
please can existing members also reply to confirm your membership - providing us with your preferred email address for future correspondence.
NCCNN Conference 2012
The annual NCCNN Conference held on 8 October 2012 in London was attended by 70 colorectal cancer nurse specialists. The Conference was supported by Beating Bowel Cancer, Albert Waeschle, Hospira, Merck Serono, Norgine, Olympus, Owen Mumford, Roche, Sanofi and Sirtex.
85 Delegates were given presentations on a wide variety of subjects including:
"Has the Cancer Drugs Fund provided equal access?" Professor Adrian Newland
"Bowel Management after Rectal Cancer Treatment" Dr Claire Taylor
"Selective Internal Radiation Treatment" Wendy Martin
"Vaginal Stenosis following Pelvic Radiotherapy" Dr Tracie Miles
"Survivorship - the GSTT Experience" Roni Cummings & Claire Mcgilly
The day was very well evaluated and the delegates indicated that they particularly valued the opportunity to network with other colleagues and share experiences.
Macmillan Lead Nurse in Colorectal Cancer
North West London Hospitals Trust