The Quality Mark is awarded to units delivering treatments to Christie patients that demonstrate achievement of a number of standards. These standards are developed and agreed by a Christie multi-disciplinary team, which includes patient representatives.

Treatment units are checked against these standards every 3 years. 

The standards concern:

  • The care environment and infection prevention and control
  • Record keeping and care and confidentiality of records
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Communication and information giving
  • Patient safety and care of vulnerable patients
  • Clinical safety
  • Eating and drinking
  • Treatment
  • General aspects of care

Assessment against the standards involves:

  • Asking patients (questionnaire and face to face)
  • Asking staff
  • Observation/inspection
  • Review of documentation
  • Collation of other evidence e.g. staff competencies

The following units are holders of The Christie Quality Mark Accreditation

  • Chemotherapy Unit, The Christie Withington Site
  • Victoria Unit, Oldham General Hospital
  • Laurel Suite, Stepping Hill Hospital
  • The Chemotherapy Unit, Macclesfield General Hospital
  • Cancer Care Centre, Christie at Wigan
  • The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
  • Macmillan Cancer Centre, Leighton Hospital
  • Radiotherapy Department, The Christie Withington Site
  • The Christie at Oldham Radiotherapy
  • The Christie at Salford Radiotherapy