National Cancer Intelligence Network
The availability of high quality, contextualised information is central to the process of improving cancer outcomes. In line with the commitments made in the Cancer Reform Strategy, the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) was launched in June 2008.
The NCIN coordinates the collection, analysis and publication of comparative national information on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for different types of cancers and patients, in a way which is useful to patients, commissioners, service providers and other interested parties. The NCIN is part of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and NCRI partners will help to fund research on the data collated by the NCIN, facilitating a more informed analysis of cancer services than has ever been possible before.
NCAT provides the financial and personnel hosting for the NCIN, through NHS London. The NCIN and NCAT have a close working relationship, including shared projects and posts.
NCIN and NCAT joint projects
NCAT and NCIN are collaborating on several joint projects:
- Cancer Commissioning Toolkit
- Joint clinical reference groups
- Training for MDT coordinators
- Cancer Outcomes Group
NCIN supporting the Cancer Reform Strategy initiatives
NCIN is working with several of the initiatives resulting from the Cancer Reform Strategy for England.