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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About the acute oncology service

Our acute oncology service covers the following patient groups:

  • Patients in whom a first diagnosis of cancer is made in the emergency setting.
  • Patients with known cancer who present as an emergency with acute complications of non-surgical treatment – including Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) or radiotherapy.
  • Patients with known cancer who are acutely ill because of the disease itself.

We provide a 24/7 telephone contact advice line for advice to patients, carers and professionals.

The Christie Hotline - 0161 446 3658

The principal role of the acute oncology services

  • Defining the most clinically appropriate care pathway
  • Improving patient experience
  • Communication with and signposting to appropriate specialist advice and services
  • Training and education

Last updated: January 2023