Welcome to the Northern Ireland Cancer 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. 

We:

  • 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.

Read more about NICaN

Haematology Clinical Reference Group

The Haematology CRG was established in October 2014 and has been instrumental in developing guidelines and care pathways for the diagnosis and treatment of heamatological cancers and also in the development of regionally agreed protocols for the Regional Oncology and Haematology Information System (RISOH). The Clinical Reference Group supports the multi-disciplinary teams to address the concerns and  issues raised through the Peer Review process and continues to support the implementation of the Cancer Reform agenda and the expansion of both the clinical nurse s

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