A profile of The Christie

We are the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 44,000 patients a year.


We are also the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

As part of the NHS we provide:

  • Radiotherapy, in one of the world's largest radiotherapy departments and at our satellite radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford
  • Chemotherapy, in the UK's largest chemotherapy unit, as well as via 10 other sites, a mobile chemotherapy unit and in patients’ homes
  • Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer. Click here to find out more about surgery at The Christie.
  • A wide range of support and diagnostic services

Find out more about how we treat cancer

We are a national cancer specialist based in Manchester

We serve a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire while 26% of our patients are referred to us from across the UK.

Find out where we are.

We have an annual turnover of £230 million, operating with 2,500 staff, 300 volunteers, 30,000 public members and one of the largest hospital charities in the UK.

Find out more about our Foundation Trust 

We have been delivering world-first breakthroughs for over 100 years

The Christie has been named, by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as one of the best hospitals providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies.

The Christie has one of the largest trials portfolios in the UK, with over 550 active clinical trials.

We are part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre working with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. We are also one of seven partners in the Manchester Academic Health Science Research Centre.

We established The Christie School of Oncology to provide undergraduate education, clinical professional and medical education - the first of its kind in the UK.

Find out more about how we're beating cancer through research.

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