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Acute Oncology Services- Clinical Reference Group

Acute Oncology Clinical Reference Group
Chair:  Dr Lois Mulholland, Consultant Clinical Oncologist.

Northern Ireland has two cancer centres and three cancer units across five Health and Social Care Trusts. The Northern Ireland Acute Oncology Service (AOS) was launched in 2016 across all five trusts.  Each AOS team has input from consultant oncologists and AO Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS). Each Centre and unit have a 24-hour chemotherapy helpline, staffed by chemotherapy trained nurses.

The Acute Oncology Clinical Reference Group was set up in 2017.  The group has regional representation from a variety of disciplines. It meets three times a year to agree on policies and guidelines and to discuss the direction of travel for the service.

As an Acute Oncology Group, we are committed to providing excellence in cancer care and are very proud of the evolution of our service to date, whilst being aware that further development and expansion is needed, especially in terms of developing a CUP service and extending hours to include weekend and evening cover.   This dedication has been recognised by the Macmillan Professional Awards

AOS CRG guidelines


If you would like any further information on the AO CRG please contact Karen Dunn, Coordinator/Project Manager