Slavery and human trafficking statement

Introduction from the Board

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Organisations Structure

The Christie is a specialist cancer centre serving a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester and Cheshire covering 14 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  We are an NHS Foundation Trust with approximately 3,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £350m.

Our business

We are a specialist cancer centre and we treat approximately 60,000 patients a year. We are a world pioneer in the care, treatment and research of cancer. We operate out of our main site in Withington, South Manchester and have satellite radiotherapy centres at Salford, Oldham and Macclesfield as well as chemotherapy and outpatient services at sites across 14 other sites in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. We also provide a mobile chemotherapy service and treatment in patients’ homes.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and in so far as is possible we require our suppliers to hold a similar ethos. 

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s guidance on Modern Slavery is to:

  • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation
  • Consider modern slavery factors when making procurement decisions
  • Develop awareness of modern slavery issues 

We will:

  • Aim to include modern slavery conditions or criteria in specification and tender documents wherever possible,
  • Evaluate specifications and tenders with appropriate weight given to modern slavery points,
  • Encourage suppliers and contractors to take their own action and understand their obligations to the new requirements. 

Trust staff must:

  • Contact and work with the Procurement department when looking to work with new suppliers so appropriate checks can be undertaken. 

Procurement staff will:

  • Undertake awareness training where possible.
  • Aim to check and draft specifications to include a commitment from suppliers to support the requirements of the act.
  • Will not award contracts where suppliers do not demonstrate their commitment to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their own business or supply chains. 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2021.

SIGNATURE: Roger Spencer

POSITION: Chief Executive Officer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

DATE: 28 April 2022

Last updated: November 2022

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