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

6 - 8 of 8 documents
1 Feb 2012
Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC)
This document provides practical advice, guidance and ‘tips’ for anyone working with teenagers and young adults with cancer and describes the complex...
25 Mar 2011
Northern Ireland Cancer Network
Summary of Workshop, 25th March 2011   
1 Aug 2008
Royal College of Nursing
This guide provides clear, accessible information to support nurses and other health care practitioners in their daily practice with young...