During Your Treatment
When you arrive
Go straight to the reception desk in outpatients,
or the reception desk in the patient treatment centre if you are
The receptionists will check your details on arrival and direct
you to the appropriate waiting area. Some patients will be asked to
have a blood test.
If this is your first visit to The Christie, you will be seen in
the clinic by the doctor or nurse clinician, and any treatment will
be discussed with you. This can take some time. We feel that this
is a positive aspect of your care, but it can lead to delays so
please remember this if you have to wait longer than expected.
A relative or friend can accompany you to see the doctor or
nurse clinician. Please feel free to take them in with you.
Some patients have treatment on their first visit. Others are
given a further appointment to come in for treatment. You may have
some tests or investigations on your first visit, so be prepared to
be here for a few hours.
Waiting to be seen by the doctor or nurse clinician
We try to ensure that you are seen at your appointment time.
However, some clinics are complex. The time you spend with the
doctor or nurse clinician will vary according to your needs. There
can be delays. However, staff will keep you informed of the
clinic's progress. You will not be booked in until one hour before
your appointment time.
For people having: