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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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