Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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A profile of The Christie

We are the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 60,000 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 radiotherapy centres in OldhamSalford and Macclesfield. We 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 13 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

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: December 2023