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PPI – Personal & Public Involvement

NICaN is keen to ensure that the perspective of patients and carers is central to all aspects of cancer services and cancer care in Northern Ireland. By becoming a Patient and Public Involvement Representative you can get the opportunity to be a part of NICaN and have a voice in shaping cancer services, making a difference to the lives of many people affected by cancer.

Who can get involved?
Anyone who has had a diagnosis of cancer; their family members and friends, members of organisations working in cancer; community and minority groups and members of the public interested in cancer services.

What does it involve?
It is about working in partnership with all those providing cancer services.  You can get involved in a variety of ways including:

  • Joining health care professionals to help shape services on our Regional NICaN Groups
  • Be available for general consultation on pressing issues when they arise
  • Join the NICaN Readers Panel- readers panel members help us to understand how to create the right information for people affected by cancer
  • Joining our Regional Forum, which includes all organisations offering help and support to people affected by cancer. Interested?
    For more information read our guidance below. If you have any queries contact NICaN on 028 95363305 or email

PPI Useful documents and information
Patient and Public Involvement in the planning and development of cancer services – guidance leaflet
Readers Panel –  joining the panel