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Local Cancer Intelligence launches in Northern Ireland


Macmillan Cancer Support has launched an accessible new way to access cancer data in Northern Ireland.

Local Cancer Intelligence (NI) takes cancer data from various sources to show the changing cancer picture in Northern Ireland. It gives headline information on numbers, needs and experiences including prevalence, incidence, mortality, survival, stage of diagnosis and patient experience. Data can also be filtered by cancer type, health and social care trust and council area.


Single point of access

“There wasn’t a single point of access for cancer data in Northern Ireland or a way to analyse it all quickly. We identified a need to bring this data together, make it readily available online and easy for commissioners to use,” said Judy Fox, evidence tools project manager at Macmillan Cancer Support.

“According to the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) data there are around 54,500 people living with cancer in Northern Ireland (2013). So while we know this information is invaluable for health commissioners and policy professionals, Local Cancer Intelligence is a great resource for anyone who wants to understand the cancer experiences in their local area.”

The charity commissioned Addition, the digital product studio of WPN Chameleon, to create the tool. The Addition team started with stakeholder research, moved into data visualisation feasibility, then product prototyping, and finally visual design within the Macmillan brand architecture. Developing the site across different devices was fundamental to the site’s usability.

You can see the result here.

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