Lower GI

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed with the UK, with approximately 25,000 new cases diagnosed per year.

Treatment for bowel cancer may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, however treatment will vary depending to the extent of the cancer at diagnosis.

The Colorectal Cancer Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of the largest units in the United Kingdom treating approximately 450 cases per year.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust also provides Bowel Cancer Screening via the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Conditions treated

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer (Specialist MDT linking with Ipswich NHS Trust & James Paget NHS Trust)


Colorectal Consultants Clinical Nurse Specialists
Mr Ahmed El-Hadi Rebecca Evans
Mr Adam Stearns Gee-Bee Cain
Mr Chris Speakman Donna Ramsay
Mr Irshad Shaikh Sara Wilkinson
Mr James Hernon Anna Wordley
Mr Richard Wharton Natasha Thomson
Mr Sandeep Kapur  
To contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 287828
Oncology Consultants Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Debashis Biswas Siobhan Falco (Onc)
Dr Gaurav Kapur Amanda Hawes
Dr Daniel Epurescu Nicola Ritchie
Dr Andrew Ho  
To contact your Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 289740
Stoma Nurses Administration
Nicky Picton ICP Frances Sharp
Harriet Rose MDT coordinator:  Karen Utting

Patient Support Services

Bowel Cancer Support Group

This local support group meets four times a year (Mondays) at the NNUH providing support and advice for patients and their families/ carers who have treatment for bowel cancer. For dates see NNUH website or ring Colorectal Specialist Nurses on 01603 287828