Your Cancer Network

What is NICaN?

The Northern Ireland Cancer Network (NICaN) formed in 2004 and was Northern Ireland’s first Regional Clinical Network.

NICaN does not actively deliver patient care but works in collaboration with Health and Social Care organisations, academic organisations, charities, cancer specialists and service users, to improve cancer services and to implement national and local NHS strategies. 

NICaN has a focus on delivering safe and effective care, improving cancer clinical outcomes and enhancing patients and carers experience and quality of life.

NICaN supports our members to:

  • deliver cancer services that are evidence based
  • ensure equity of access and quality of cancer services for the population of Northern Ireland,
  • work across organisational boundaries following the patient pathway.


NICaN Structure

 NICaN Board helps steer the work of NICaN.  The Network Team deliver on the work programme of the Board by working closely with a number of clinical networks and NICaN's Public & Patient Involvement Forum. 


Where NICaN is situated in the health and social care structure in Northern Ireland

organisational structure of NICaN