This document provides practical advice, guidance and ‘tips’ for anyone working with teenagers and young adults with cancer and describes the complex components of providing ‘age-appropriate’ care. This document can also be used as an aid for those developing future healthcare services for young people.
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.