Christie nurses are committed to ensuring excellent patient experience through the delivery of high quality, patient-centred care that ensures patient safety, clinical effectiveness & efficiency. This is achieved by ensuring that the nursing workforce is highly skilled, flexible, innovative, and fit for purpose.

Our dedicated nursing workforce constantly strives to develop the necessary skills, competencies and expertise to deliver excellence in oncological care. In turn, we are committed to involving nurses in decision-making and supporting them to develop best clinical practice.

The service is led by our executive director of nursing and governance

Nursing is operationally managed by the lead nurses within our clinical divisions - each supported by their own teams of modern matrons, senior nurses and ward managers. Patient care is further enhanced by a large number of nurses working in specialist and advanced roles, complimented by a number of assistant practitioners.

It is essential that care delivery responds to and reflects national mandates and standards as they emerge, including conforming to national practice standards for nursing.

Monitoring and evaluating nursing performance is integral to the quality assurance process and therefore Christie nurses utilise a range of performance measures to re-assure patients of care quality, and inform areas of practice that require further development or where there is a need/scope for improvement.

Divisional nurse managers, the corporate nursing team and colleagues within our education directorate are sources of support to enable Trust nurses to achieve all of this. They also provide assurances to our board and commissioners in respect of nursing quality at the Christie.

The Christie provides clinical placements for nursing students, which are very positively evaluated. Placements are co-ordinated by our education & training directorate in collaboration with the clinical divisions.

Key staff

  • Jackie Bird - Director of nursing and governance

Professional/Corporate Nursing

  • Jane Sykes - Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality
  • Gill Goodwin - Lead Nurse, quality & professional practice 
  • Julie Gray - Lead Nurse, quality & standards - Trust Lead Non-medical prescribing
  • Elaine Blowers - Lead Research Nurse

Divisional nursing

  • Carole Mula - Lead Nurse clinical support services
  • Linda Allen - Palatine Treatment Centre, Haematology & Endocrinology
  • Denise Saunt - Ward 4, Brachytherapy Unit, Ward 11 & 12
  • Clare Adams - Chemotherapy services
  • Lynn Bushell - Cancer centre services

Main contact

Information for nursing students

Information for nurisng students can be found here