About the Christie
At The Christie our forward thinking nature and desire to constantly innovate our services for the benefits of patients guides everything we do. We have more than 100 years of expertise in cancer care, research and education, and we use our experience wisely to ensure we remain at the forefront of cancer care.
We are the largest radiotherapy provider in the NHS. We are also the largest provider in Europe, with one in 20 radiotherapy treatments delivered at The Christie. We are one of only two cancer centres worldwide to offer both MR-linac and high energy proton beam therapy.
We deliver chemotherapy treatment through the largest chemotherapy unit in the UK, as well as via 12 other sites, a mobile chemotherapy unit and in patients’ homes.
We are a specialist tertiary surgical centre concentrating on rare cancers, specialist procedures and multidisciplinary cancer surgery. We are one of the largest HIPEC centres in western Europe and one of only two in the UK to provide this treatment for appendiceal and colorectal tumours. We have one of the largest robotic centres in the UK and the largest complex pelvic cancer team in the UK.
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was the first specialist trust to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ twice (in 2016 and 2018) by the health regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It referred to The Christie as ‘a leader in cancer care’ and ‘a pioneer in developing innovative solutions to cancer care.’ The CQC praised the Trust’s staff which it said ‘go the extra mile to meet the needs of patients and their families’ and that they were ‘exceptionally kind and caring.’ In 2017, the CQC rated The Christie as the best specialist trust in the country, and one of the top three trusts overall in England.
Our expertise is widely sought. Nationally, The Christie’s School of Oncology was the first of its kind in the UK to provide undergraduate education, clinical professional and medical education. And Christie International allows us to share our learnings and reputation as a worldleading centre of excellence to generate revenue through offering guidance and commercial partnerships with the proceeds being invested into cancer services for NHS patients.
We are ranked as the most technologically advanced cancer centre in the world outside North America, and have been named, by the National Institute for Health Research, as one of the best hospitals providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies.
The Christie is one of Europe's experimental cancer medicine centres and an international leader in research and development with around 650 clinical studies ongoing at any one time. The NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility at The Christie provides a high quality, dedicated clinical research environment for our patients to participate in trials.
We are part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) working with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. The MCRC partnership provides the integrated approach essential to turn research findings in the laboratory into better, more effective treatments for patients. Building on Manchester’s strong heritage in cancer research, the MCRC provides outstanding facilities where scientists, doctors and nurses can work closely together.
We are also one of seven partners in the Manchester Academic Health Science Research Centre. We share a common goal of giving patients and clinicians rapid access to the latest research discoveries, and improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care. There are only six health science centres in the country.