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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Referral to The Christie

The Christie new patient clinic is at Salford Royal Hospital where patients meet their consultant clinical oncologist (a doctor who uses radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat patients).

Depending on your tumour type, you may be recommended radiotherapy alone, radiotherapy with chemotherapy, radiotherapy followed by chemotherapy, or chemotherapy alone.

In some cases, after discussion, you may opt for no further treatment and follow up with MRI scans to check on your tumour, or simply best supportive care, which means addressing symptoms if or when they develop.

Your treatment options will be discussed with you by your clinical oncologist at your first meeting. You do not have to reach a decision at this first appointment. You are welcome to take your time to think things over and talk to your family, friends or GP. We will give you contact telephone numbers, or another appointment, so that you can speak to your consultant or specialist nurse again when you have had time to consider the options.

Last updated: March 2023