TYA – Teenage Young Adults workstream

young adults

The TYA with cancer work stream was a fixed term project until Summer 2017 which focussed on developing a regional cancer service for teenagers and young adults in Northern Ireland.  After an initial scoping exercise of existing services, five themes emerged as central to developing a regional TYA cancer service.

The themes formed the basis for key areas of work, and included;

  • Strategic direction of travel for TYA cancer services in NI,
  • TYA service developments,
  • Support needed to develop a TYA service,
  • Facilities to support TYA cancer care in NI, and
  • Education for staff and patient information needs.

All service developments in NI were in line with best available evidence including;

  • NICE Improving Outcomes in Children and Young People with Cancer;
  • NICE Quality Standard 55 for Children and Young People with Cancer;
  • National Cancer Peer Review Programme: Manual for Cancer Services: Teenage and Young Adults Measures; and
  • DHSSPS Departmental Framework for Cancer Services 2015.

Related resources

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1 Aug 2005
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
The purpose of this guidance is to provide recommendations on service provision for children and young people with malignant disease, based...
1 Jun 2015
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
The number of TYAs diagnosed with cancer in NI between 2008 -2012 was 376. This equates to an average of 76 TYAs per year. This unique group of...
1 Apr 2014
The Manual for Cancer Services is an integral part of Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer and aligns with the aims of the Coalition...
14 Mar 2014
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
The purpose of the Teenage and Young Adults Project Steering Group is to work together to ensure equitable access to high quality, age appropriate...
1 Sep 2013
The Chief Medical Officer is leading a new Cancer Services Framework Group which will consider the ongoing development of cancer services over the...