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The Christie Membership

Being a member of The Christie is a great way of supporting us. Find out more information about the amazing benefits that come with being a member today.

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Membership and our governors

We have approximately 10,500 public members which are split into 13 constituency areas. Find out more information about memberships & our governors today.

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Membership involvement

There are lots of ways to get involved in helping The Christie NHS Foundation Trust shape and improve its services. Find out more information today.

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Membership magazine

Membership magazine

The magazine contains the latest news from the hospital, an update on governors, and other articles that we hope will be of interest to our members.

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Members' stories

Read about the experiences of some of our current members and find out the difference you can make as a member of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

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You can also read an accessible version of our Members’ Headlines Summer 2023 issue below.

We are interested in your comments and feedback on the content for Headlines – if there is something you would like to see in the next issue, please email the-

How to contact your governor

You are a key part of The Christie and, through the Council of Governors, influence how The Christie is run. Your governors are here to represent you at the highest level. If you have any suggestions, views or concerns and would like to contact your governor please get in touch with the membership office:
The Christie Membership Office, 550 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX

You can follow The Christie on Twitter @TheChristieNHS, or our charity @TheChristie.

You can also follow us on our Trust Facebook page TheChristieNHS or our charity Facebook page TheChristiecharity.

And if you’re a member of LinkedIn, why not connect with The Christie company profile?

Follow The Trust on Instagram @thechristienhs or our charity @christiecharity

Welcome to the new edition of Headlines

Thank you for being a member of The Christie and to everyone who has shared their thoughts and comments or attended a membership focus group. We hope you enjoy reading about The Trust’s highlights and achievements over the last twelve months.

Apart from Headlines magazine, all of our communications to our members are sent by email. If you haven’t heard from us in a while, it’s likely we don’t have an email address for you. To update your record, please send your name, postcode and email address to:

If you have friends or family who would like to become members, please ask them to complete the membership form and join today.

You can also update your membership details or let us know what information you would like to receive here too.

We would particularly welcome an update about your age and ethnicity so that we can better understand which groups our members represent.

Invitation to the annual members’ meeting

We would like to invite you to attend this year’s annual members’ meeting.

Please take a look at our annual members’ meeting page for more details on how to join the virtual meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

Governor elections

Governors have the opportunity to influence our work and help develop and improve The Christie for the benefit of patients, their families and local communities. All governors receive training and support and it is an excellent way to learn more about The Christie and gain a real sense of achievement by helping us to improve.

See the elections we have running currently and vote on our governor elections page.

Keeping in touch

Our membership database has around 9,000 public members who have joined over a number of years. As with most organisations today, we use email as the main way of letting our members know about news, information and events from around The Trust.

We currently have email addresses for less than half of our members and we want to increase this number to make sure we can send you the information you have requested and communicate with as many of our dedicated members as possible.

There are 3 levels of communications to choose from:

  • General information (sent to all our members) – this includes Headlines magazine, your invitation to the Annual Members’ Meeting and other Trust wide events such as open days. We will also contact you to vote for your governor when elections take place.
  • Events and meetings – We will let you know about any departmental events or meetings that you might be interested in.
  • Focus Groups and online surveys – this is a great way to have your say on how we shape and improve our services at The Christie. We will email you with information about these as they are arranged.

To make sure we have your correct details and that we are sending you the information you would like, you can complete the form on our website: and we will update your details.

Of course, if you no longer wish to be a member and would like us to remove you from our records, please let us know by emailing us at

Keeping up with news from The Trust

Another great way of keeping up to date with news from around The Trust is to visit our news webpages. Here you can read about the latest Trust developments, patient stories and news from around The Christie.

A man from Greater Manchester, who had less than 12 months to live is now clear of cancer, and back at work, thanks to a Christie clinical trial

1,000 proton patients at The Christie

CAR-T therapy patient on BBC Breakfast

First NHS breast cancer patients start proton beam therapy

Clinical trial at The Christie cleared patient of cancer

The Christie at Oldham gets facelift

The Christie celebrates the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking peritoneal tumour service

Blood test service closer to home for Christie cancer patients is launched

A world-class cancer research centre in the heart of Manchester

First birthday for The Christie at Macclesfield

The Christie is the first UK hospital to become a European Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence