This week is Be Loud Be Clear week where Beating Bowel Cancer encourages people to be loud and make as much noise as possible to raise awareness about bowel cancer. There are a number of ways people can get involved including giving out leaflets, using social media to spread the message or by dressing up in loud clothing!
Beating Bowel Cancer were busy making as much noise as they could yesterday at the Houses of Parliament where they presented the map. At their parliamentary reception they called on MPs to support local health services to improve bowel cancer outcomes in their constituency. They also asked MPs to highlight the issue of bowel cancer through local media and launched a report for Equity and Excellence for Bowel Cancer which outlines recommendations for how the reforms for health and social care can best be applied to improving outcomes from bowel cancer and how the risks posed by this transition can best be managed.
We launched phase two of the map this week ready for Be Loud Be Clear 2012, and the most important development of the map is that additional data has been included so that bowel cancer data is available by parliamentary constituency as well as by local authority. We also improved the layout and presentation of the data to make the map more user-friendly.
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are always raising awareness to bowel cancer. Whether they are supporting patients or raising their concerns with MPs, the team are always working towards improving bowel cancer outcomes and we are proud to work with them to help them make a difference.