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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In 2014, The Christie joined a worldwide research consortium with a mission to develop an integrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiotherapy system.

The Elekta Unity MR-Linac is the first machine in the world to combine high field-strength MR imaging with a linear accelerator in a single system. Installation of our MR-Linac began in 2016 and we were pleased to open the suite to patient treatments in May 2019.

A photo of the Elekta MR-linac scanner and radiotherapy treatment machine.
Caption: A photo of the Elekta MR-Linac scanner and radiotherapy treatment machine.

We are the sixth consortium member to go-live clinically, and the first to go direct to treatment.

In order to unlock the true potential of this novel technology, researchers at The Christie (in collaboration with the University of Manchester and other members of the consortium) are undertaking clinical and translational research studies in the prostate, cervical, lung and hepatobiliary-pancreatic cancers.

It is anticipated that the MR-Linac will eventually be used to treat a wide range of cancers routinely at The Christie.

See how far we’ve come and follow us as we ramp up and implement novel clinical trials on our MR-Linac blogThe Christie Facebook and The Christie Twitter pages.

If you have any queries about our MR-Linac, please email us:

Last updated: August 2023