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 Christie is a member of King’s International Consortium

6 of the most innovative and internationally recognised NHS healthcare providers working together

King’s International Consortium, the UK’s first with the support of the NHS Export Collaborative, was established on 24 January 2023 at an event in London, presided over by Lord Prior, former Chair of the NHS. 

The Christie was one of 5 founding consortium members, along with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust became the sixth member to join in April 2023.

The Christie is a member of King’s International Consortium

The establishment of the consortium is part of the 2019 NHS long-term plan. It aims to generate additional income and investment for the benefit of NHS patients, with backing from the NHS Export Collaborative, Healthcare UK, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care.  

Members of the King’s International Consortium have a wealth of combined experience in delivering excellent and high-quality care to patients, both across the UK and internationally. The members also have a proven record of accomplishment in delivering international projects and offering expertise across all clinical specialities. 

Membership of the consortium will enable The Christie NHS Foundation Trust to build on its previous experience advising on large scale international projects including:

Christine Outram MBE, Chair for The Christie; Charles Alexander, Joint Chair for Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s; Dr Mike More, Chair for Cambridge University Hospitals; and Ros Given-Wilson, Interim Chair for Moorfields gave the consortium their joint support.  

“We are delighted to have established King’s International Consortium, which brings together five of the most innovative and internationally recognised healthcare providers from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

“The aim of King’s International Consortium is to export British healthcare collaboratively, by working in partnership with external investors to deliver large-scale international healthcare projects, to market our world-class capabilities and to bring in additional income and investment for the benefit of NHS patients.

“This innovation, the first of its kind in the UK, will strengthen our position as being leaders in the field of exporting NHS standards of care and quality.  

“We are grateful to the NHS Export Collaborative and Healthcare UK, as well as NHS England and The Department of Health and Social Care. We are committed to ensuring the Kings International Consortium is a success for its partners and the NHS.”

King’s International Consortium will be managed via King’s Commercial Services, with oncology advice and education provided to clients by The Christie’s clinical, technical and operational experts, facilitated by The Christie International team.

Last updated: April 2023