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Strike action from Saturday 24 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment 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. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Overview

As an integrated part of the rehabilitation unit we offer an award winning service which includes a range of Complementary Therapies, all free of charge, to patients and carers alike.

The service is provided by approximately 30 therapists working in a part-time self-employed basis covering Monday – Friday and working throughout the hospital. Please click here for more detail about the clinics and therapies offered.

The service is not funded by the NHS and, so far, we have been funded by charitable donations, running training courses and fundraising events.

Educational Events

The team run a number of complementary therapy courses, diplomas and conferences for health care professionals. Subjects covered include, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, hypnotherapy etc. All the profit from our events goes towards running the complementary therapy service. For more information about our courses please click here.

Research

A key part of our work lies in evaluating the many and diverse benefits of complementary therapies through research and publishing papers. For more information, please visit our complementary therapy research page

Calm Service

This service is provided for patients who are struggling with difficult procedures such as radiotherapy (particularly head and neck patients), needle anxiety, MRI scan, surgery etc. For those patients who require support the therapist will either attend with the patient during the procedure or teach the patient techniques that they can use themselves.

Referral must be made via medical staff, psycho-oncology or the complementary therapy team.

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Last updated: March 2023