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.

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Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

The NICaN Allied Health Professionals group meets on a quarterly basis.  It brings together AHPs working directly with cancer patients from both secondary care and community.  It aims to raise the profile of AHPs working with cancer patients across Northern Ireland, to strengthen communication across disciplines and across the region.  The group is a forum to share good practice locally and to provide comment on National work streams.  The group is developing regional rehabilitation pathways for inclusion in relevant Clinical Guidelines.