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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Nutrition and dietetics

If you are undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, you may be assessed by a dietitian before or during your treatment.

Dietitians are core members of the head and neck team and have an essential role in assessing, managing and treating the nutritional problems that these cancers and their treatment cause.

Your dietitian will:

  • advise the team on the best way to manage your diet during your treatment,
  • provide you and your family/carers with practical dietary information, including suitable foods and the best textures for you to choose, portion sizes and meal patterns as your treatment progresses,
  • provide you and your family/carers with support and guidance regarding nutrition support. This may include the use of special nutritional supplement drinks and tube feeding, if this is felt to be in your best interest,
  • arrange local follow-up when your treatment finishes.

If you are already under the care of a dietitian, have a feeding tube in place or if you have any concerns regarding your weight, appetite or dietary intake, please let your doctor or nurse know.

Last updated: February 2023