Our Welsh SPECC workshop was attended by clinicians from all 11 Welsh hospitals that treat bowel cancer patients and many of the speakers also came from Welsh units.
The day went extremely well, this was an ideal opportunity for bowel cancer clinicians from across the principality to network and discuss this challenging topic. There is clearly a very good and supportive expert cohort that has set up a good referral service for early bowel cancers but not all doctors and nurses were fully aware of this. The feedback was very good, we asked clinicians if they would make any changes in their clinical practice and whilst some said ‘We already do much of this in MDT’ the majority talked about changes to the investigations, recognition and treatment they would offer in future – for example – to consider referring to complex polyp MDT and not biopsy routinely.
Overall, we had an excellent day of thought-provoking clinical questions & perspective of surgical colleagues!