TYA – Teenage Young Adults

young adults

The teenage and young adults with cancer work stream is a 2 year fixed term project until February 2016 focussed on developing a regional cancer service for this cohort of patients in Northern Ireland.  After an initial scoping exercise of current services, five themes have emerged as central to developing a regional cancer service.

The themes will form the basis for the key areas of work moving forward, and include;

  • Strategic direction of travel for TYA cancer services in NI,
  • TYA service developments,
  • Support needed to develop a TYA service,
  • Facilities to support TYA cancer care in NI, and
  • Education for staff and patient information needs.

All service developments in NI will be in line with best available evidence to include;

  • NICE Improving Outcomes in Children and Young People with Cancer;
  • NICE Quality Standard 55 for Children and Young People with Cancer;
  • National Cancer Peer Review Programme: Manual for Cancer Services: Teenage and Young Adults Measures; and
  • DHSSPS Departmental Framework for Cancer Services 2015.

Related resources

6 - 8 of 8 documents
1 Feb 2012
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC)
This document provides practical advice, guidance and ‘tips’ for anyone working with teenagers and young adults with cancer and describes the complex...
25 Mar 2011
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
Summary of Workshop, 25th March 2011   
1 Aug 2008
Royal College of Nursing
This guide provides clear, accessible information to support nurses and other health care practitioners in their daily practice with young...