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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Complementary therapy service

The complementary therapy (or CALMS) service assists patients experiencing treatment-related anxiety and phobias, such as claustrophobia for scans and immobilisation masks, or needle-phobia for bloods and cannulation.

We offer supportive interventions including clinical hypnotherapy, aromatherapy and stress management techniques to help patients develop effective coping skills.

Some therapies help with relaxation and providing an overall sense of wellbeing. Others may provide relief from symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, breathing difficulties or emotional issues.  

We also provide support initiatives such as smoking and alcohol cessation.


Last updated: August 2023