Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) NICan

Contact Information

1st Floor, SPPG, Linenhall Street , Belfast , Co Down, BT2 8BS
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Telephone Number
028 9536 3305
Email Address
Web Address
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The Northern Ireland Cancer Network was formed to ensure that cancer services continued to develop on an equitable basis across Northern Ireland. It provides a platform to bring together those organisations involved in planning and delivering cancer services together with people who use them. This partnership working is aimed at ensuring that patients receive services that are accessible, responsive and of high quality.

The Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) is a strategic clinical network that brings together those who use, provide and commission services to make improvements in patient pathways using an integrated, whole system approach.

We do not actively deliver patient care but work in collaboration with Health and Social Care organisations, academic organisations, charities, cancer specialists and service users, to improve cancer services. Our focus is on delivering safe and effective care, improving cancer clinical outcomes and enhancing patients and carers experience and quality of life.

Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) form the clinical structure of NICaN. They have a diverse membership drawn from multidisciplinary teams covering primary, secondary and tertiary care who care for patients within individual cancer sites across Northern Ireland. Each CRG acts as a resource for consultation and advice on clinical guidelines and supports the regional work programme, aiming to enhance patient experience through collaboration, sharing best practice and highlighting areas of service improvement.

The NICaN website provides a searchable list of services available in your area to support you and your family or friends to live with and beyond cancer. If you are unsure about your suitability for certain services please discuss it with a health care professional who knows you or contact the service listed and they will advise you if they can support or help you in any way

Available to Age Groups
All Ages
Category of Services
  • Cancer Support Services
Areas covered
  • All of N Ireland
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Self

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