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

Making Life Better – A Whole System Framework for Public Health 2013-2023

  • "Making Life Better" is the strategic framework for public health. It is designed to provide direction for policies and actions to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland and to reduce inequalities in health.
  • It builds on the former public health strategy "Investing for Health" and takes account of consultation feedback on the draft framework "Fit and Well – Changing Lives" and a number of other key reports and evidence.

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