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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What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that cares for patients with hormone-related disease. The endocrine system involves the hormone-releasing glands. These include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, ovaries and testicles.

Endocrinology also includes metabolic bone conditions such as osteoporosis. 

Adrenal disease

The adrenal glands are two very small but vital endocrine glands. Issues with the adrenal glands are treated as part of endocrinology.

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Neuroendocrine tumours

Read about our expertise, research, treatment and care and how we treat cancer patients with neuroendocrine tumour at The Christie.

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Last updated: April 2023