A profile of The Christie

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 radiotherapy centres in Oldham and SalfordWe are also home to the UK’s largest brachytherapy service and we are also the first NHS organisation in the UK to deliver high energy proton beam therapy.
  • Chemotherapy, in the UK's largest chemotherapy unit, as well as via 12 other sites and in patients’ homes. We also provide prostate cancer community clinics at 5 different locations.
  • Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer. Find out more about surgery at The Christie.
  • A wide range of support and diagnostic services

Find out more about how we treat cancer

Largest single site cancer centre in Europe

We are the largest single site cancer centre in Europe treating more than 60,000 patients a year and the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Based in Manchester, we serve a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire while more than a quarter of our patients are referred to us from across the UK.

Find out where we are.

An Outstanding trust

This year we were once again rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given its highest accolade twice, and warmly described by the CQC as ‘a leader in cancer care’ and ‘pioneers in developing innovative solutions to cancer care.’

We are ranked as the most technologically advanced cancer centre in the world outside North America, and have been named, by the National Institute for Health Research, as one of the best hospitals providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies.

Find out more about our Foundation Trust.

Delivering world-first breakthroughs for over 100 years

We are part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) working with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. We are also one of 7 partners in the Manchester Academic Health Science Research Centre.

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

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

Last updated: January 2022

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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Corinne Faivre Finn
“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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