Central Cancer Network Overview

The Central Cancer Network area includes Capital and Coast, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, MidCentral, Whanganui, Taranaki and Hawkes Bay with an open invitation to the Nelson/Marlborough DHB district. The map below shows the Central Cancer Network area in yellow.

CCN Regional Map

The Central Cancer Network is built on existing structures and relationships and maintains national links. The structure diagram below shows the Network and its links to key regional and national stakeholders.



To achieve its aims, the network engages with service providers in the region, Māori and Pacific people and consumers to ensure people with cancer have access to the best possible quality of care to maximise the chance of the best possible outcome.

Governance Group

The Governance Group which includes representation from across the region and across the continuum, including DHB, NGO, Consumer, Maori and Pacific, oversees the Network. The purpose of the Governance Group is to consider and prioritise advice and recommendations from other network groups, and to oversee development and implementation of the annual work-plans and regional strategic plan for CCN in order to achieve the Network vision. The Governance Group members are responsible for supporting and advising the Network and District Health Boards and communicating with their participating organisations about issues, activities and priorities.

Meeting Dates for 2014

  • 21st May - via teleconference
  • 5th September - face to face in Wellington
  • 4th December via teleconference

Interim teleconferences may be held as necessary.

Minutes from Governance Group Meetings

Local Cancer Networks

These groups have representation from relevant stakeholders including DHB Planning and Funding, Health Professionals, NGOs, Consumer, Māori and Pacific People across the district to support the development and implementation of district based cancer plans. CCN links closely with these groups, providing information and resources to assist with the prioritisation and execution of their plans.

Local Cancer Network Terms of Reference

Work Programmes

The Central Cancer Network has identified two major work programmes, tumour stream mapping and reducing inequalities, as a way of working across the cancer continuum to achieve the goals of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy.

Consumer and carer participation is integral to all our work programmes.

Last update on 23rd July 2014

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