Strike action between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023.

Consultants will be striking on 19 to 20 September 2023. Consultants will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

Junior doctors will be striking on:

20 September 2023 – strike with emergency care still provided
21 to 22 September 2023 – full walkouts for 48 hours

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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Having treatment

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are explained in much more detail in the sections dedicated to them. Patient information leaflets can be found here.

This section provides you with an overview of timelines.

For those patients having radiotherapy, the planning process includes 3 appointments before starting treatment:

  • MRI scan
  • a visit to the mould room where a mask is prepared for treatment and a CT scan
  • an appointment with the doctor to explain treatment and gain your consent.

This process usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. For those patients receiving chemotherapy at this point, a blood test is done at one of the appointments and the chemotherapy tablets will be prescribed.

Patients receiving chemotherapy alone will attend an appointment at The Christie to have a blood test which is reviewed by the doctor before the chemotherapy is prescribed.

Last updated: March 2023