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 & Infection Prevention and Control
  • Record Keeping & Care and Confidentiality of Records
  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Communication & Information Giving
  • Patient Safety & 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