Bowel care and digital rectal examination is a fundamental area of patient care that is frequently overlooked, yet it is of paramount importance for the quality of life of our patients.Learning ObjectivesTo increase the knowledge and understanding of nurses on digital examination of the rectum.The course will cover :Anatomy and physiology of defecation and pathophysiologyThe importance of assessmentThe nurses role in digital rectal examinationThe practicalities of digital rectal examinationTarget AudienceThis study day would be of interest to nurses who care for people with many different aspects of bowel dysfunction.Learning StyleFace-to-face lecturesFacilitated discussions