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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All neuro surgery (brain surgery) is carried out at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT).

There are several types of surgical procedure that are offered and your neuro-surgeon will discuss which is the most appropriate one for you.

They include:

  • Biopsy – the removal of a small piece (sample) of the tumour. This is sent to the laboratory for tests which allow a diagnosis to be provided.
  • Craniotomy – a more extensive operation to some or all of the tumour.  

For further information please visit Salford Royal website.

Last updated: March 2023