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.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Adapting massage for hospice and cancer care

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2023, 1pm to 5pm - classroom

Course tutors: Anita Mehrez and Sarah Wilkins

This 2-day course is designed for massage therapists who want to expand their skills in the use of massage therapy, enabling them to work safely and effectively with clients with cancer and/or other complex/life-threatening conditions.

We will explore creative ways of adapting massage whilst providing an understanding of the rationale for those adaptations. You will learn how to  work with clients at all stages of their cancer journey and in a variety of different environments. We take a zero-strain approach that will allow you to build your confidence working with and without oil.

Our tutors have a combined 25 plus years of experience working with patients at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and other cancer and supportive care settings, as well as extensive therapeutic experience in other areas within healthcare, charity and private sectors.

Feedback from previous Adapting massage for hospice and cancer care course

On a recent Adapting massage for hospice and cancer care course, students said they liked the mix of practical, theory and discussion that the course offered, as well as experimenting with touch and pressure. They also said they gained confidence in using the massage techniques and that the course would benefit their practice by giving them the ability to relax and help cancer patients.

Prerequisite: Level 3 Massage Therapy diploma or equivalent and 1 year’s therapeutic practice.

Location: The Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington M20 4XQ.

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Last updated: July 2023