Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

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TYA study day: success for the future of teenage and young adult workforce ‘investing in your team’

Thursday 3 November 2022 - at The Christie's School of Oncology for Christie staff and via livestream for non-Christie staff

This study day will provide insight into the development needs of the teenage and young adult (TYA) workforce for the future. It will also have a focus on how TYA teams can invest in their staff.

By supporting the ongoing leadership development needs of TYA nurses, youth support coordinators (YSCs) and allied health professionals (AHPs) to ensure the workforce of the future is appropriately skilled, resilient and well-equipped to face the changing landscape of TYA cancer care. 

  • How to future-proof the TYA workforce of the future
  • Transformational leadership
  • What does your nursing personal brand say about you?
  • How to become a researcher and invest in your own development
  • Publication writing - where to start
  • The importance of resilience and self-care

Suitable for all healthcare professionals working within or with an interest in TYA/paediatrics cancer care. Also suitable for those working in primary or secondary care and caring for TYA patients with cancer.

Time Session
9.00 Welcome and introduction 
9.10 TYA future-proofing the workforce
Dr Louise Soanes, chief nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust
9.55 Transformational leadership in practice
Alastair Leslie Dakers, service improvement lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.40 BREAK
10.55 How to use leadership principles throughout your service
Dave Walters , Operations Manager, Amazon
11.55 How to develop as a TYA academic researcher
Nellie Kumaralinggam, Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Consultant, UCL
12.40 LUNCH
13.25 Building a better social media presence
Emily Moffat, Head of Talent Acquisition, Fearless Adventures
14.10 Demystifying nurses writing for publication
John Murray, bone marrow transplant nurse clinician, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
14.55 BREAK
15.10 Building your resilience
Becky Thomas, Senior Nurse Improvement, Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board
15.55 Education and Training– How to invest in the TYA workforce
16:40 Closing Remarks

The Ella Dawson Foundation is a national charity providing a safe, supportive and uplifting space where young adults with cancer and their families, can access tailored physical, psychological, emotional, nutritional, wellbeing support within a welcoming and like-minded community.

Their support includes fully funded access to:

  • Psychological wellbeing – a team of clinical psychologists specialised in young persons’ oncology available quickly to help talk through thoughts and feelings and help develop tools to help build resilience.
  • Physical wellbeing –
    • Access to Level 4 Cancer and Exercise Specialist and Specialist Yoga Instructor
    • Yoga classes and online yoga classes
  • Nutritional wellbeing – personalised nutrition programmes from our nutritionist which help to provide good nutrition to help your body cope with treatment and be as strong as possible.
  • Wellbeing – including:
    • Days out and breaks to relax and enjoy fun time with family and friends.
    • Journaling – through the foundations own ‘Life Notes’ journal, available free to all young adults, 18-30, with a cancer diagnosis
      • Breathwork, mindfulness, reflexology workshops
    • Social wellbeing – regular social meet-up days in the North of England to spend time, go for a walk, spend time in nature or just have a cuppa with friends who ‘get it’

Sam’s Gift is a charity which supports teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer. They provide young patients with a beautifully presented “Journey Box” which includes a variety of items that will positively encourage and guide them through such a difficult time in their lives.

Guidance for poster submissions on the subject of teenagers and young adults research

Abstracts should be saved with your full name and event as the name of the document e.g. ‘John Smith Teenagers and Young Adults Research Abstract’ and emailed to by 5pm on Friday 23 September 2022 with the cover submission form attached.

  • Please refer to the below submission form template when completing your abstract (250 words max)
  • Upon submission, all successful abstracts will be contacted and asked to submit an A4 PDF poster.
  • You may be selected for a brief oral presentation. If you would not be happy to give an oral presentation, please highlight this on the submission form.
  • There will be a discounted ticket rate for all poster submissions. A member of our team will offer to book you your discounted place upon receiving your poster.
  • A gift voucher will be awarded to the top poster, which will be revealed live at the event.

Due to the virtual nature of the event, posters must be saved in PDF format and submitted electronically. They will form part of an “e-gallery” for delegates to access. All posters must clearly display the applicants’ full name and a relevant contact email address to facilitate any communication after the event.

The Christie teenagers and young adults research study day abstract submission

This form should be saved with your full name as the title of the document (e.g. ‘John Smith Teenagers and Young Adults Research Abstract) and submitted to by Friday 23 September 2022.


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Abstract (250 words max.) 

Any further questions please contact or 0161 918 7409.

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Last updated: July 2023