Strike action between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023.

Consultants will be striking on 19 to 20 September 2023. Consultants will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

Junior doctors will be striking on:

20 September 2023 – strike with emergency care still provided
21 to 22 September 2023 – full walkouts for 48 hours

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust 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. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Safe staffing

All NHS hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing staff working on each inpatient ward, together with the percentage of shifts that meet safe staffing guidelines.  

These guidelines are set by the National Quality Board and NICE, as part of the NHS response to the Francis report, which called for greater openness and transparency following the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry published in February 2013.

Our staffing levels

The documents below show an overview of staffing levels across all inpatient wards at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It is important to note that there are times when ward occupancy (patient numbers) is lower and staff levels are adjusted accordingly. To view reports pre-April 2023 please e-mail

Planned and actual staffing level data:

Last updated: May 2023