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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Going smoke free

Stopping smoking and reducing exposure to passive smoking is the most effective way of reducing the risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart and respiratory problems.

Smoking can also affect your mental health with anxiety and depression more common in long-term smokers.

The 4,000 chemicals in smoke also damage the skin, teeth, the immune system and put extra stress on the body during cancer treatment. If you continue to smoke during radiotherapy and chemotherapy it makes those treatments less effective and increases side effects, such as nausea, chest infection and mouth soreness.

Research has shown across a range of cancers that going smoke free will help improve fatigue levels, sleep, pain, nausea, help with treatment recovery and reduce the risk of developing new cancers. Here at The Christie, our smoking cessation team provides not only helpful advice and support, nicotine replacement therapy but also a range of stress management techniques.

Please note: The Christie's smoking cessation service is only available for all patients, carers and staff at The Christie.

For further information about our clinics and appointments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Macmillan has more information online about stopping smoking, including how this will benefit your health and how to quit the habit.

Last updated: March 2023