Network Groups

NICaN facilitates a network of groups called Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs).  These groups meet to address a particular type of cancer (e.g. Breast, Lung), or a particular service area (e.g. radiotherapy).

The CRGs include a full range of healthcare professionals from across the cancer care pathway and members who represent the patient and public voice and who have experience of the cancer journey.

The clinical reference groups meet regularly and work collaboratively to deliver the following key core objectives:

  • Service planning/delivery
  • Service improvement and redesign
  • Quality monitoring and evaluation
  • Education and workforce
  • Research and development

A full list of groups is displayed below

For more information on membership and Terms of Reference for each group, see the menu on the right hand side of the page



Tumour Specific Groups 
BreastLung
Brain and CNSSarcoma
ColorectalSkin
GynaecologyThyroid
HaematologyUpper GI
Head and NeckUrology
Cross cutting/Theme Groups 
AOS - Acute Oncology Services SACT- Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy:
- Nurse Group
- Pharmacy Group
- Non-Medical Prescribers Group
AHPs – Allied Health Professionals Regional GroupRadiotherapy
Nurse Leaders Reference GroupTYA - Teenage and Young Adults