This is in recognition of the immense value they bring in terms of clinical excellence, academic leadership and commercial benefits. This can be exemplified by The Christie’s close working relationship with The University of Manchester, evidenced through the highly successful establishment of the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, in partnership with Cancer Research UK.
The Christie is an entrepreneurial organisation and has formed a number of commercial partnerships including with Alliance Medical UK for the joint provision of national training in PET CT, Synlab UK for provision of advanced pathology services and HCA Healthcare UK in the joint venture provision of The Christie Private Care. Most recently, a contract has been established with Roche Pharmaceuticals and SAP in a major digital innovation to align Christie expertise in the application of Big Data with systemic treatment. Read more about our partnerships here.
Building on this experience internationally, The Christie is collaborating with partners on a number of large scale projects across the world including:
- General Hospital, Ireland – Service transformation supported the opening of a new radiation oncology centre in Cork in 2019.
- Healthcare Consortium, India-UK – Technical input into oncology procurement, to support the development of Medicities across 11 states in India.
- Oncology advice in China – Partner in an NHS led consortium providing support in the building, equipping and staffing of new oncology facilities.
- Training doctors from Kazakhstan – Placements were arranged in a number of key departments giving a group of eight staff the opportunity to observe the latest practice in cancer management, radiotherapy, radiology, rehabilitation, supportive care, surgery, histopathology and cytogenetics.