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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The MSCC team

The MSCC team at The Christie is comprised of MSCC Coordinators:

Lena qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1982 from Withington School of Physiotherapy, Manchester. She started working in oncology in 1993 at The Christie where she worked in the Physiotherapy Department for 20 years.

She has been part of the MSCC steering group in Greater Manchester and Cheshire since the beginning and helped to develop the local guidelines, MSCC pathway and ‘Red Flags’ alert card. She was appointed to develop the new role of MSCC Coordinator service which was launched in November 2013. Education for patients and clinicians is a big part of the role, and this has been and continues to be disseminated across the Manchester Cancer network.

Claire graduated as a therapeutic radiographer from the University of Portsmouth in 2013. On graduation, Claire joined The Christie as a radiographer and progressed to senior radiographer in 2015. She joined the Acute Oncology Management Service as the Specialist Therapy Radiographer in January 2018, and has close links with the 24/7 Hotline service and the patient admission and transfer suite (PAT Suite).

Alongside the network MSCC coordinator, Claire supports the triage of patients referred; she has particular focus on the internal radiotherapy patient pathway, ensuring patients are reviewed and managed efficiently.

The MSCC Coordinators are supported by:

Last updated: March 2023