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Career Pathway for Cancer Nursing

Geraldine McKendry

Geraldine McKendry, Senior Professional Officer

Cancer Nursing Career Pathway

NIPEC, on behalf of the Chief Nursing Officer is leading on the development of a Career Pathway for Cancer Nursing in Northern Ireland (NI), with the aim of supporting the development of Registered Nurses and Nursing Assistants within cancer services.

The career pathway will be developed from existing Frameworks and guidance endorsed by the Department of Health for nursing roles and will be informed by other relevant documents including the Cancer Strategy for NI 2022-2032 (DoH, 2022), the Cancer Workforce & Census Report (Macmillan, 2022)  RCN Career Pathway & Education for Cancer Nursing (RCN,2022) and ACCEND Framework (HEE 2023)


A Project Steering Group has been established, co-chaired by Lorna Nevin, PHA, Lesley Mitchell, WHSCT  and  the Project Lead Geraldine McKendry, to work with key stakeholders to develop the career pathway, for more information about the project view the documents in the menu bar on the right.

Read the latest update from Project Steeering Group

December 2023 Update

Previous Updates

April 2023 Update


Geraldine McKendry, Senior Professional Officer

Project Lead:

Geraldine McKendry
Senior Professional Officer

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