The Christie Commitment pledges

Each of the pledges contained in the NHS constitution has been translated into a pledge for The Christie in partnership with our staff.

Understanding the pledges

The pledges below provide a description of what each means and, more importantly, provide examples of how they are being achieved within the organisation.

Achievement and recognition

  • Staff will understand what is expected of them and how they are contributing to organisational success
  • Managers will be encouraged to thank staff when they do a good job
  • We will develop a range of schemes to reward and recognise staff who ‘go the extra mile’ 


Learning and development
  • Staff will have good opportunities for personal development to support them in their current roles and future career progression
  • Line managers will undertake specific development programmes to ensure that they effectively lead and manage their staff


Healthy workplace
  • We will work in partnership with staff to support their health and wellbeing which will include a range of health promoting programmes and advice
  • We will develop a just culture where staff are encouraged to raise concerns and are treated fairly


Communications and engagement
  • We will develop our internal communication processes to ensure that all staff are kept informed of Trust initiatives
  • Staff will have the opportunity to be more involved in decisions which directly affect them or their services


Proud of The Christie
  • Our aim is that staff will be advocates of The Christie both as a  place to be cared for and as a place to work
  • We will share (with permission) patient stories more widely across the Trust
  • We will promote the work of The Christie Charity to staff and patients
  • We will promote the results of our research to staff and patients 

Pledge examples

One week all staff

Twice a year, we give staff the opportunity to tell us what it feels like to work at The Christie and what could we improve on to continue to be an outstanding organisation. 

Staff awards

Annual event to celebrate the contribution of our staff, including recognition of achievements and also present awards such as “Rising Star”.

Long service awards

Presentation to recognise the contribution and dedication with certificates, badges and vouchers for 20, 30 and 40 years’ service.

Staff health and wellbeing event

Annual event focusing on themes such as eating well, being active, thinking well and changing lifestyle, supported by activities, competitions and prizes.

Staff summer celebration

An informal annual summer party in our gardens as recognition for all the hard work and achievements of our staff.