Global IT outage update - Monday 22 July

The issues affecting the supplier that provides our chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments have now been resolved.

We want to thank our patients for being understanding and bearing with us and we apologise for any delays caused by this. Unless our teams contact you, please attend your appointment as planned. Throughout this incident, we have prioritised the most clinically urgent patients.

The Christie provides care and treatment for hundreds of people every day. The global IT outage last Friday (19 July 2024) affected many organisations but to put it into context, this affected less than a third of our patients.

Our staff have worked tirelessly over the weekend to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to do so to catch up on rescheduled treatments this week.

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Exercise and staying active

Exercise can help everyone reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity as well as help with mood, sleep, our immune system and energy levels.

Exercise is not contraindicated for people living with or recovering from cancer. Indeed evidence from research studies indicates that 'easy to learn' daily exercises can help with reducing nausea; help with fatigue, insomnia and low mood. Regular exercise can boost confidence and self esteem, reduces anxiety and depression, helps with lymphoedema, cancer related fatigue, insomnia, and eases pain, nausea and constipation.

There are also studies with patients recovering from cancer treatment that demonstrates improvements in the immune system and in reducing the risk of future cancers. For advice about exercise during and after cancer treatment please speak to your doctor, specialist nurse or ask for referral to a physiotherapist locally.

Last updated: February 2024