About the National Cancer Intelligence Network
The NCIN is a UK-wide initiative, working to drive improvements in standards of cancer care and clinical outcomes by improving and using the information collected about cancer patients for analysis, publication and research.
Quite simply, we want to have the best cancer information service in the world by 2012
Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Cancer Director, December 2007
Sitting within the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), the NCIN works closely with cancer services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England, the NCIN is part of the National Cancer Programme.
Our aims and objectives cover five core areas to improve the quality and availability of cancer data from its collection to use:
- Promoting efficient and effective data collection throughout the cancer journey
- Providing a common national repository for cancer datasets
- Producing expert analyses, to monitor patterns of cancer care
- Exploiting information to drive improvements in cancer care and clinical outcomes
- Enabling use of cancer information to support audit and research programmes
This section of the website contains details about the members of the network, where our funding comes from, our staff and the Steering Group that oversees our work. You can also find information that may be of interest to specific audiences.
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