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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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