The National Cancer Registry publishes its Annual Report & Financial Statement 2021

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The National Cancer Registry (NCRI) today published its Annual Report & Financial Statement 2021. The Report covers the period from 1st January until 31st  December 2021, and describes the performance and operation of the National Cancer Registry during 2021

The report has been prepared according to legislative requirements.

The Director of the NCRI, Prof Deirdre Murray, recognised the challenges faced by the NCRI during 2021 saying “This annual report provides an overview of our work in 2021 to deliver on our statutory functions in relation to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information relating to the incidence and prevalence of cancer in Ireland. Throughout 2021, Ireland as a country, and the entire Health Sector, faced a number of challenges. Despite these challenges, the National Cancer Registry remained resilient and our team displayed flexibility and innovation while adapting to the challenging circumstances of the global pandemic”.

Prof Murray also recognised the achievements of the NCRI during 2021 saying “Notwithstanding the challenges in the sector, 2021 saw this organisation embark on important initiatives which will develop organisation capabilities to position NCRI strongly in the national health services. We undertook a total review of our data architecture and the development of a Data Strategy. The priorities of this strategy are to increase the use of technology and electronic data capture while further enhancing data quality and access to it, to standardise routine data reporting, develop analytics capabilities and to establish an external ecosystem for data sharing”.

The Chair of the NCRI, Dr Jerome Coffey, also recognised the NCRI’s achievements despite the challenges which 2021 presented, as well as the importance of the increased use of technology and electronic data capture in the success of the NCRI saying  “The Registry’s agile response to the ransomware attack on the HSE in May of 2021 allowed our operations to continue to function during this event, emphasising the importance of robust, secure laboratory systems for data transfer. The NCRB is committed to operating at the highest standards, and we support investment at hospital level which facilitates the fully digital data transfer, already in place in other jurisdictions”.

Read the Annual Report and Financial Statement 2021

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