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05
January
2022

Disappointment after cancer waiting times released

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has responded to the Department of Health’s recent quarterly cancer waiting times (July – Sept 2021). Richard Spratt, CEO of Cancer Focus NI has said, “The latest waiting time figures released today continue to cause us serious concern. We are extremely disappointed to...

03
December
2021

New health survey reveals biggest ever annual drop in smokers

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed the news of a 5% annual drop in smokers in NI.    The ‘Health Survey (NI): First Results 2020/2021’ document revealed that 12% of adults smoked cigarettes, compared to 17% in 2019/2020.   Naomi Thompson, Health Improvement Manager at Cancer Focus NI said, “...

07
October
2021

Cancer charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

Leading local cancer charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland today welcomed the Health Minister’s implementation of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. The charity said the announcement was a major positive step towards a tobacco–free Northern Ireland and to improving the health of under 18s....

20
September
2021

Cancer Focus NI responds to official 2019 cancer statistics  

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed today’s release of the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry’s most up to date statistics on cancers diagnosed here.  The document includes information on the number and types of cancers diagnosed in Northern Ireland in 2019.   Welcoming the report Richard Sprat...

05
January
2021

Cancer Focus NI COVID-19 update – January 2021

Cancer Focus NI COVID-19 update – January 2021 In line with government Coronavirus guidelines and advice we wanted to update you all on our service delivery: Counselling – offered exclusively online. For more information please visit: www.cancerfocusni.org/counselling Family support – of...