Over 200 staff at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester were recognised for their hard work as part of the specialist cancer centre’s annual staff celebration, held at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays.  

The ceremony celebrated both teams and individual successes, efforts and accomplishments over the past year from across the organisation as well as  a reception for long serving staff members. Glamorous Coronation Street actress, Catherine Tyldesley was guest of honour at the event and presented winners with their awards. 

Chief executive at The Christie, Roger Spencer was host for the evening and announced the winners sharing examples of why the teams were worthy of an award.  

Some of those recognised at the ceremony included The Christie Quality Mark team which received the staff award for local and specialist care. The team was praised for its work which demonstrated ‘the importance of the same high standard of treatment for all Christie patients, regardless of their treatment location and for delivering care ‘in the most helpful, cheerful and understanding way.’ 

Professor Corinne Faivre–Finn was awarded International Researcher for her work leading a ground-breaking study into radiotherapy for people with small cell lung cancer, the pharmacy team won the Leading Cancer Care award for pioneering a national chemotherapy dose banding campaign and the Living with and Beyond Cancer Team was awarded for its contribution to the development of education, for its work with cancer patients living with the disease.   

Chief executive at The Christie, Roger Spencer, added: “It makes us very proud to recognise the dedication and hard work of so many of our staff from across our organisation. The level of passion and dedication for their work is vital in helping us to continually improve our services for cancer patients. They all thoroughly deserve this recognition.”