About the Trust

As a Foundation Trust we have more freedom to develop our services for the benefit of patients - and give people a much greater say in how we do this.

As renowned world experts in cancer care, research and education, at The Christie we are incredibly proud of our reputation locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Absolutely everything we do is driven by our goal to constantly improve services for our patients and to provide the best cancer care possible. We have over a century of expertise in our field, and we ensure that experience is used to keep us at the forefront of cancer care and driving innovation.

The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We provide a regional service and have ambitions nationally and internationally.  We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, but as a national specialist around a quarter of our patients are referred to us from other parts of the country.

As a Foundation Trust, we are accountable to the communities we serve. As such our public members play an essential part in sharing their opinions, shaping our future and making a vital contribution to how our services are developed. We acknowledge their extremely valuable input.

Every member of the public can become a 'member' of The Christie and give their views. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to listen and act on them. Membership is free and not about volunteering, fundraising, making a donation or giving up much of your time - unless you want to. It's about showing you care in a very different way. You don't need to know a lot about cancer or our services. All you need is an interest in our hospital.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member, please visit the membership section of our website.

The video below gives an overview of some of our key achievements and proudest moments during our last financial year.