Focus groups

Our membership focus groups are usually held once a month online via Zoom. The topics for the focus groups vary and recent ones have included wearable health monitoring devices and patient quality of life.

The focus groups are informal and led by The Christie team requiring feedback. There will usually be an introduction to the topic followed by questions and general discussion and sometimes a presentation of slides.

If you choose to be invited to the focus groups, you will receive an email with all the information and you just need to respond to request a place. Please note our focus groups are currently limited to 10 attendees.

Annual Members’ Meetings

All our members will receive and invitation to attend our Annual Members’ Meeting. The meeting is hosted by our chairman, Chris Outram, and chief executive, Roger Spencer, and includes the annual report and the highlights of the year film.

Headlines newsletter

Headlines is our dedicated membership annual newsletter. The newsletter gives our members an update on news and developments around the Trust over the past year.

PLACE assessments

We invite our members to take part in our annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE). This involves visiting different parts of the hospital with a Christie member of staff and completing an assessment form covering areas such as general appearance and maintenance, car parks and patient menus.

Other events

We will email our members to let you know about any other events happening at The Christie. This includes Trust open days, membership seminars, department engagement and any other interesting events that you might like to take part in. 

Last updated: May 2021