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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Radiotherapy education

Routes into radiotherapy

The traditional route into radiotherapy is via a full-time three year BSc (Hons) in therapeutic radiography. Please see the University of Liverpool undergraduate course for more information.

For prospective students that already have an honours degree at 2:1 can enter the postgraduate diploma courses in therapy radiography that only take two years to complete as a full-time student. Please see the University of Liverpool postgraduate course for more information.

It is compulsory that the prospective student obtains a clinical observational visit in a radiotherapy department in order to be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of radiotherapy practice as distinct from diagnostic radiography practice.

The observational half day visit is offered at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and can be arranged by contacting a member of the radiotherapy education team.

The role of the education team

Radiotherapy education involves providing the commitment for supporting students on the undergraduate and postgraduate programme that has been put in place here at The Christie.

We have supported students not only from the University of Liverpool, but a range of students from elective students from another department in the country to perspective students who wish to pursue a career in radiotherapy.

We are also continuously looking at ways of increasing the number of students entering radiotherapy training, and ways of supporting, developing and retaining existing radiographers.

Please contact our clinical education team for all prospective student visits.


Last updated: March 2023