Cancer

Functions and Responsibilities

The Cancer Policy is responsible for developing policy to support a national cancer control system. Cancer Policy also

  • Supports the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure the implementation of policy and the effective delivery of cancer services through the HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Find_a_Service/. The NCCP also operates screening programmes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.
  • Monitors the performance of the HSE against agreed performance standards.
  • Supports and funds the National Cancer Registry (NCR). The Registry collects and analyses the incidence and prevalence of cancer data based on the medical records of cancer patients. http://www.ncri.ie/ncri/index.shtml
  • Participates in the All Ireland Cancer Consortium with Northern Ireland and the National Cancer Institute in the United States. http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/globalhealth/europe/aicc

Contact Details

Principal Officer Mary Jackson
Assistant Principal Officer Keith Comiskey
Telephone: 00353(1) 6354180

Section 15, Freedom of Information Act

Agencies/Service Providers/Working Groups: National Cancer Registry

Legislation: N/A

Classes of Records held: Files on Policy Issues, Correspondence, Representations, PQs, Administrative records relating to the functions of the Unit

Significant Systems: None

Personal Information Holdings: N/A

Disclosees: N/A

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