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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Sarcoma multidisciplinary team meetings

A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of healthcare professionals who are experts in a particular medical area. They meet together to discuss an individual patient’s care.

The MDT is responsible for confirming a cancer diagnosis, recommending a treatment plan and developing the individual treatment pathways for patients. MDT meetings are considered the ‘gold standard’ in terms of patient management. The team approach ensures effective evidence-based collaboration between the specialists.

The sarcoma MDT may make a recommendation or they may suggest a referral to another service. They may suggest attending the sarcoma clinic to discuss your condition. You are encouraged to bring someone with during any consultation or appointment.

Greater Manchester and Oswestry Sarcoma Service (GMOSS) MDT

GMOSS is made up of three hospitals:

  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester,
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), and
  • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust (RJAH) in Oswestry.

These hospitals work together to provide a comprehensive sarcoma specialist service to adults and teenagers. You may be seen in any one of these 3 hospitals.

We treat approximately 650 new patients each year in the sarcoma service.

We are one of the 5 designated specialist sarcoma centres for bone sarcomas and one of the 15 specialist sarcoma centres for soft tissue sarcomas.

Any sarcoma patients who are referred to any one of the hospitals in the GMOSS MDT will be discussed at the weekly meeting. This will enable the best treatment plan for each individual patient.

After the MDT meeting, your doctor or specialist nurse will talk to you about your treatment options in the clinic.

If you are a healthcare professional and you want to refer a patient to the GMOSS MDT for diagnostic surgery, please send these to Manchester University Foundation Trust or Oswestry.

Last updated: March 2023