Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

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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The Quality Mark

The Christie Quality Mark Accreditation was introduced in response to our patients’ expressed need to be assured that wherever they receive their treatment, they can feel confident that it will always be of the same high standard.

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

Last updated: April 2023