Chris Carrigan

Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK

Chris Carrigan is a specialist in health data and information, but with a particular focus on patient involvement and patient power. He is co-Chair of the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK Patient Public Group and Expert Data Adviser to the use MY data movement.

Chris has significant experience in influencing national policy in medical informatics and research and has a respected national profile in leading patient and public engagement exercises.

In 2014 he was named as one of the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Innovators in the NHS for his innovative and collaborative approach to patient empowerment, and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Networking Nation series.

Until August 2018 Chris was the inaugural Chair of an advisory group for NHS Digital, IGARD - the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data.

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Patient Engagement in the uses of Patient Data

As the volume, speed and granularity of patient data increases, so do the opportunities to use the data to understand variation, generate new insights and improve care and outcomes. And yet the complexities and nervousness around information governance risk progress being hindered. We describe how the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK programme has developed under the guidance of engaged patients, who are at the heart of the work.


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    Mr Hamish Clouston
    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

    Surgical Management of Advanced Colonic and Rectal Malignancies.

  • Professor Anthony Howell: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor Anthony Howell
    The University of Manchester / The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

    Improving risk estimation of breast cancer

  • Dr Tony Dhillon: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Tony Dhillon
    University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital

    Immunotherapy and Colon Cancer

  • Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Shanmugasundaram Ramkumar
    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

    Radiotherapy developments in management of recurrent rectal cancers

  • Professor Noel Clarke: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor Noel Clarke
    The Christie and Salford Royal Hospitals, Manchester UK

    Improving Prostate Cancer Outcomes Through Cancer Trials