Computed tomography colonography and lower gastrointestinal cancer pathways - Planning for the next decade

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This document represents a vision for future development of NHS CTC services and has been produced as a multidisciplinary collaboration between the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR), The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), the Gastro Intestinal Radiographers Special Interest Group (GIRSIG) and other stakeholders including the National CT Colonography Training and Accreditation Programme and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI).

It outlines the key components required of CTC services to meet the needs of patients and clinicians in primary and secondary care and highlights the referral pathways, quality assurance, leadership, organisation and resource requirements necessary to deliver a better patient experience and outcomes. Its intention is to outline the necessary components to build a uniform provision of high-quality CTC services across the NHS in England for patients.