A Surgeon’s performance is under increasing pressure with both published outcome measures and national targets. There is no doubt that these measures lead to better results, but surgeons and their units should be supported to help deliver on these targets. National guidance and service specifications are one method of providing units with support for their practice. This needs regular updating to reflect the constant changes in surgical treatments. The development of sub-committees will enable the association to offer more advice to all its members and to ensure guidance is regularly updated. The AUGIS OG cancer sub-committee will provide up to date guidance and the educational tools to enable centres to deliver the highest quality care. There will be opportunity to contribute and any suggestions for areas of improvement are most welcome.