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

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1 Aug 2005
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The purpose of this guidance is to provide recommendations on service provision for children and young people with malignant disease, based...
1 Jun 2015
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
The number of TYAs diagnosed with cancer in NI between 2008 -2012 was 376. This equates to an average of 76 TYAs per year. This unique group of...
1 Apr 2014
The Manual for Cancer Services is an integral part of Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer and aligns with the aims of the Coalition...
14 Mar 2014
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
The purpose of the Teenage and Young Adults Project Steering Group is to work together to ensure equitable access to high quality, age appropriate...
1 Sep 2013
The Chief Medical Officer is leading a new Cancer Services Framework Group which will consider the ongoing development of cancer services over the...