Programme News

Nicola Fearnhead appointed Surgical Co-Lead for NBOCA

April 2019

Congratulations to Aerodigestive Cancer Programme member Nicola Fearnhead who has been appointed as new Surgical Co-Lead for the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA).

Nicola is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She chaired the Clinical Advisory Group for NBOCA from 2014 – 2018, and was Clinical Lead for Clinical Outcome Publication (COP) from 2014 – 2016. She is currently President-Elect of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI), and co-leads the Pelican Cancer Foundation’s IMPACT (Improving Management of Patients with Advanced Colorectal Tumours) initiative.

NBOCA Oncology co-lead Mike Braun says “I’m delighted Nicola Fearnhead has been appointed as co-lead. She has been involved with the audit Clinical Advisory Group for a number of years and is committed to developing NBOCA and improving outcomes in colorectal cancer. I’m sure she will provide great leadership within the team.