Your Cancer Network

What is the Network?

The Northern Ireland Cancer Network is a partnership of HSCNI organisations, academic, charity, cancer specialists and service users working in collaboration to deliver safe and effective care, improve cancer clinical outcomes and enhance patients and carers experience and quality of life. 

Who are we & what do we do?

The Northern Ireland Cancer Network was formed in 2004 as Northern Ireland’s first Regional Clinical Network and links together the organisations that provide care for people with cancer across the 5 Health & Social care trusts in Northern Ireland.  The Network is part of the Health and Social Care Board. 

We do not actively deliver patient care, but work closely with service users, health professionals and managers to improve cancer services and to implement national and local NHS strategies. 

  • support our members in the delivery of services that are evidence based
  • ensure equity of access and uniform quality of services for the population of Northern Ireland, and
  • work across organisational boundaries following the patient pathway.

Network Structure

We have a Board, which helps to steer the work of the Network.  The Network Team delivers on the work programme of the Board by working closely with a number of clinical networks and NICaN's Public & Patient Involvement Forum. 

Click the links below to view the constitutions of the Network Structures:

  • Network Board Constitution
  • Network Team Constitution
  • Regional Groups Constitution
  • Public & Patient Involvement Forum Constitution

Click here for information about our network groups. This includes links to their annual reports and workplans.

Health and social care structure in Northern Ireland

organisational structure of NICaN