Cancer services in Northern Ireland
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Cancer Research UK wants to see improvements in cancer services throughout the UK. We commissioned the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow to explore the ‘state’ of cancer services in Northern Ireland.
- The Executive should conduct a review of diagnostic capacity, and outline steps to ensure capacity can meet rising demand
- The health service needs to develop national data sets for chemotherapy and radiotherapy activity. This would support ongoing evaluation of how services are performing.
- The Executive should conduct a review of the cancer workforce. Ideally this would cover the whole cancer pathway, identify workforce gaps and specify actions to alleviate these pressures.