Global IT Outage Update

Every day we care for and treat hundreds of patients from Greater Manchester and beyond who come through our doors.


Today's global IT outage affected many organisations including ours but to put it into context, this outage affected less than a third of our patients.


Our staff worked tirelessly to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to finalise plans for those we were unable to see today due to issues affecting our supplier.


Thank you for being understanding and bearing with us. Unless our teams contact you, please attend for your appointment as planned.


We continue to work with our supplier to resolve this issue and prioritise our most clinically urgent patients. We apologise for any delays that have occurred as a result of this.


Any further updates will be published on our website and social media channels (Facebook and X/Twitter)

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Cancer prevention and early detection

Led by Dr Lorna McWilliams, research in this theme is focused on cancer prevention and early detection.

Current projects

Christie Ambassadors

The aim of this study is to explore people’s views on having conversations about healthy lifestyles and cancer prevention. We want to know what people think would be feasible to create a volunteer Christie Ambassador role to run health promotion interventions aimed at cancer prevention and early detection of cancer symptoms. Data analysis is currently ongoing.


  • Bellhouse, S., McWilliams, L., Firth, J., Yorke, J., & French, D. Are lay health worker interventions an effective approach for cancer prevention and early diagnosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Submitted to Psycho Oncology July 2017 (under peer review). 
  • McWilliams, L., Bellhouse, S., French, D., Cowan, R., Heaven, C., & Yorke, J. The acceptability and feasibility of lay-health led interventions for the prevention and early detection of cancer. In prep.

Last updated: May 2023