Help us share our knowledge - Help give everyone with cancer the same chance
We desperately need to teach more GPs, nurses and
surgeons - and give everyone with cancer the same chance. Will you
Help us share our knowledge - Help give everyone with cancer the
Since our School of Oncology opened just two years ago, it has
quickly become a world leading cancer training facility. We could
never have predicted its success, or that we would out grow our
current facilities so quickly. Now, the only way we can ensure that
every person with cancer is given the best chance possible is to
expand our School of Oncology - and train more health professionals
to our standard of cancer care.
We can only expand with your support
Creating a larger School of Oncology is a huge project with an
equally-sized budget - it's set to cost around £1.6 million A gift
from you and our other loyal supporters, today will go a long way
to help us reach our target.
This project could not be more important. Quite simply, if we
don't expand our teaching facility, medical professionals could
miss out on vital training that could be the difference between
life and death for cancer patients in the Manchester area and
across the North West.
The Christie School of Oncology is one of a kind
The Christie is the only cancer centre in the UK that offers
training for all health professionals - from radiographers, to
surgeons and GPs.
Meet Anna Mann, occupational therapistOpen
Meet Anna Mann, occupational therapist, and see the difference
your gift could make to her patients.
'I'm an occupational therapist on the Teenage and
Young Adult Oncology Unit and I'm always looking for opportunities
to enhance my skills. As well as attending several conferences at
The Christie, I've been on a two day 'Enhanced Communication'
course. It has definitely helped me to approach difficult subjects
with patients that I would not have felt confident to manage
Anna Mann - Occupational Therapist...
'Certain techniques I learnt such as the value of pauses, and
looking for cues in conversations, have really helped me to listen
to patients more effectively. 'Patients have reported that my
involvement [with them] has helped to reduce their distress. I have
also noticed that my referral rates have increased, as other staff
members have recognised my ability to be able to support patients
Meet Dr Andrew HudsonOpen
How The Christie School of Oncology is helping Dr. Andrew
Hudson - and his patients.
'I'm a speciality registrar at The Christie. In
order to become a consultant in clinical oncology I must pass exams
to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists.
'For the final exam, we are required to examine real patients.
In preparation for this, the School of Oncology organises a number
of mock exams, with patients from The Christie. This kind of
experience is priceless.
'Once doctors have completed part one of the course, we can
prescribe radiotherapy. This means patients don't always have to
wait to see a consultant. It ensures doctors are a bigger asset to
the department, speeding up the processes. For example, at
weekends, the number of times the on-call consultant needs to be
contacted is reduced. Therefore patients are seen more quickly.
'The teaching here is exceptional.'
Please make a donation and help us share our knowledge
and teach more doctors, nurses, surgeons and specialist
oncologists, like Andrew. Thank you.
Expanding the school of oncologyOpen
Enhancing teaching, saving lives
Since launching in 2010, The Christie School of Oncology has
aspired to be a world leader in healthcare education. Our
extraordinary success means our current facilities can no longer
keep up with the growing demand for our oncology training. And so,
we need to embark on an exciting expansion project to dramatically
enhance our education centre - teaching more health professionals
and improving cancer care for patients in the North West, across
the UK and internationally.
Here are a few of the ways our ambitious plans will benefit
Improving local cancer care
With better facilities, we can train more health professionals
to better care for cancer patients in their communities. By
improving their knowledge and understanding of cancer, doctors and
nurses will also be better equipped to identify problems and refer
patients in for treatment.
Helping in emergencies
'Acute oncology' refers to medical emergencies that can occur
first develop cancer, or complications which can arise following
treatment. By teaching acute oncology to staff in A&E
departments, GPs, and junior doctors in local hospitals, we can
ensure better treatment for patients in cancer related
Enhancing life after cancer
Once in remission, many patients will have to face the rest of
their lives with the physical and psychological consequences of
cancer. We need to train many more non-cancer specialists in how to
support people affected by cancer - at all points of the
Help us share our knowledge
Help give everyone with cancer the same chance