Programme News

Monday 16th August 2010
LoReC Development Programme
The team at LAPCO look forward to working with the LoRec Development Programme which will be lead by Conultant Brendan Moran (see photo) who has recently been appointed as National Lead, we take this opportunity to outline his introductory summary below:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I know that you have all been aware of, and involved in, the Department of Health project initially entitled extralevator abdomino perineal (ELAPE) programme and subsequently evolving into what is now a Low Rectal Cancer National Pilot Programme.
I am delighted to have been offered the position of Clinical Lead for this project, commencing in October 2010.  Over the past week of so I have been working with Sarah Crane (CEO Pelican Cancer Foundation, Basingstoke) and we are starting to make provisional plans on how and where to deliver the programme.  In essence we feel it will be a multi disciplinary, mulit centre programme delivered locally at a number of centres across England. 
We have settled on 'LoReC' as a good abbreviation for Low Rectal Cancer and hope that the LoReC National Development Programme will be launched in the autumn.  Due to summer holidays we cannot confirm any details until after a meeting with Andy McMeeking at the National Cancer Action Team in early September.
We hope to have a relatively small steering committee with a wider faculty to deliver the different stages of the programme.
This is a great opportunity for us to develop low rectal cancer care in England and I hope that you will continue to support me in the coming months.  If you would like to talk about this further please do contact me on the numbers below (although I am away from now until August 30th) or contact Sarah Crane on 01256 314746.
Yours sincerely,
Brendan Moran
Work: 01256 414709