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. 


  • 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

The Brain Tumour Charity Patient Guide Survey

Over the last year we have been working with healthcare teams across the UK to improve the standards of care and experience of those diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK. If you, or someone you care for (18 or over), has been diagnosed with a brain tumour since October 2016, we’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our quick survey. It takes just 5 minutes to do and your experiences are so vital in enabling us to bring about improvement – we want to ensure that everyone has access to the best possible treatment and services.