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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MSCC guidelines for professionals

Below you will find in depth guidance to help in the management of patients diagnosed with MSCC, from initial management to rehabilitation and discharge.

Patient information leaflets

Information has been developed for patients and can be accessed on our MSCC resources page.

Investigation and management of spinal cord compression

Symptomatic and supportive care

Nursing care plans

Complementary therapy


You can also access details about local allied health professionals who will support patient rehabilitation; this can be accessed via the MSCC resources section.

Discharge letter

For patients who receive radiotherapy as the definitive treatment for their spinal cord compression, the following discharge letter will be completed and sent with them to their referring ward.  This provides the ward team with details of the treatment delivered as well as the expected side effect and management advice.

Last updated: April 2023