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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Understanding Cancer: For Integrative Therapists and Health Care Professionals Working in an Oncology Setting

Thursday 12 January, 19 January, 26 January and 2 February 2023, 10am to 12pm - virtual via Zoom

Course tutors: Tim Jackson and Dr Peter Mackereth

If you are a therapist or health care professional working in a cancer care setting, this course will be invaluable to you to help you gain the understanding and knowledge you need.

The learnings gained during this course will help you to feel more confident amongst other work colleagues and around patients and carers, especially when they feel the need to share with you their diagnosis, treatment and how they feel.

During the course we will cover:

  • possible causes of cancer and the methods used to identify health outcomes,
  • the biology of cancer,
  • principles of mainstream cancer treatments and side effects, how advances in scientific and medical research have the potential to personalise patient treatments, and
  • psycho-social and emotional impact of diagnosis for both patients and families.

Students will be required to complete directed tasks and reflective feedback (this will take approximately 4.5 hours).

Suitable for: Anyone working with patients, carers and family members affected by cancer in a health care setting, charity or private practice.

Last updated: July 2023