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Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 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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About the head and neck cancer team

The head and neck cancer team treats patients with tumours of the mouth, throat, head and neck. Our colleagues include oncologists, nurse clinicians and clinical nurse specialists. We also have a dedicated team of research nurses to oversee the care of patients on clinical trials.

We work very closely with other teams including speech and language therapy, nutrition and dietetics to ensure every patient is cared for efficiently and holistically.

Kate Garcez

Dr Kate Garcez

Dr Garcez is a consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about Dr Garcez today, including points of contact.

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Dr Chris Hughes

Dr Hughes is a Consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more information about Dr Hughes including points of contact

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Dr Lip Wai Lee

Dr Lee is a consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more information about Dr Lee including points of contact.

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Dr Robert Metcalf

Dr Metcalf is a consultant medical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more information about Dr Metcalf including points of contact.

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Dr James Price

Dr Price is a consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more information about Dr Price including points of contact.

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Prof David Thomson

Dr Thomson is a consultant clinical oncologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more information about Dr Thomson including points of contact.

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Advanced clinical practitioners

Our advanced clinical practitioners are trained to deliver an advanced level of service, including prescribing chemotherapy and other medications. Depending on the reason why you’re attending a clinic with us, you may see an advanced clinical practitioner instead of a doctor.

  • Kathleen Mais (Nurse clinician)
  • Asha Pritchard (Trainee advanced clinical practitioner, therapeutic radiographer)
  • Claire McVey (Advanced nurse practitioner)

Clinical nurse specialists 

These experienced nurses support you throughout your care and are sometimes referred to as your key worker or Macmillan nurse. You may meet them at your first clinic appointment and they are able to support patients and relatives at any point during treatment or follow-up periods.

Clinical nurse specialists are also present on ward rounds and will see you if you come to stay in hospital as an inpatient. 

  • Debbie Elliott
  • Trish Murray

Research nurses

  • Joe Ward
  • Rachael Wilding
  • Tara Bolger
  • Stef Pinna

Last updated: January 2024