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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Patient and public involvement

David Makin is a former patient and a partner governor at The Christie. He's bringing his own experience of cancer to our patient-centred research. David says:

Cancer research needs to expand to include the wider implications of cancer for patients and society in general. This is exactly what The Christie's patient-centred research is about.

What matters to patients, matters for scientists. We can learn from each other.

Julie was a patient at The Christie in 2007 when she was first treated for breast cancer. During this time, she was very keen to share her views and experiences, so Julie is now very pleased and proud to be a representative for The Christie's patient-centred research.

Research means we are now living longer or being cured, but you are never out of the woods. Many people are changed forever by cancer. By doing this research we can help people to live with the after-effects of surgery or treatment. We can make sure any further cancer can be detected early enough to stop it, and we can help patients and their families to have the best possible quality of life, for as long as possible

I want to make things the best they can be for patients.

Isobel has non-small cell lung cancer. She's been undergoing treatment at The Christie for the past 12 months. She's keen to get involved with our patient-centred research because she says:

Patient-centred research at The Christie is all about improving services for patients. The Christie is fantastic, but I want to help make it even better. I want to improve care for people who are having treatment or recovering from cancer. 

Last updated: May 2023