The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

We are the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 60,000 patients a year.

We are also the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre

As part of the NHS we provide: 

  • Radiotherapy, in one of the world's largest radiotherapy departments and at our radiotherapy centres in OldhamSalford and Macclesfield. We are also home to the UK’s largest brachytherapy service and we are also the first NHS organisation in the UK to deliver high energy proton beam therapy.
  • Chemotherapy, in the UK's largest chemotherapy unit, as well as via 13 other sites and in patients’ homes. We also provide prostate cancer community clinics at 5 different locations.
  • Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer. Find out more about surgery at The Christie.
  • A wide range of support and diagnostic services. 

Find out more about how we treat cancer.  

Largest single site cancer centre in Europe

We are the largest single site cancer centre in Europe treating more than 60,000 patients a year and the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre. 

Based in Manchester, we serve a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire while more than a quarter of our patients are referred to us from across the UK. 

Find out where we are

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. 

Find out more about our Foundation Trust

Delivering world-first breakthroughs for over 100 years 

We are part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) working with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. We are also one of 7 partners in the Manchester Academic Health Science Research Centre. 

Find out more about how we're beating cancer through research

We established The Christie School of Oncology to provide undergraduate education, clinical professional and medical education - the first of its kind in the UK.


At The Christie, we aim to deliver healthcare services that are accessible and inclusive to everyone, in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect. 

As part of our commitment to meeting our legal duties, we have developed our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Delivery Plan 2023 to 2024.

We also collect and analyse equality information about our patient services and employment activities. This helps us to develop for the benefit of all our patients, visitors, staff and job applicants.

NHS organisations can also assess their performance of improving equality delivery for patients and staff through the NHS Equality Delivery System.

Equality and diversity for patients

At The Christie, we strive to deliver care that meets the needs of all our patients. This is only possible when we understand who our patients are, and the diverse requirements that they have. We’re working hard to understand more about the characteristics of the people we treat and the populations we serve, across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and beyond. We’re continually evolving our internal processes and the way we capture patient data and diversity information so that we can keep improving how we do this. All patients are appropriately encouraged to share diversity information; this helps us to give each and every person the best possible treatment and services during their time with us.

The Trust has developed its first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Patient Experience Delivery Plan 2023 to 2024 that is linked to Domain 1 outcomes in the Equality Delivery System 2022.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team together with our Clinical Outcomes Data Unit have produced our most recent Equality Patient Profile Data (April 2022 to March 2023). This report outlines our patient profile by protected characteristic, as referenced in the Equality Act 2010. Providing this information supports our delivery of the Public Sector Equality Duty and the NHS Equality Delivery System 2022 (EDS) requirements.

Equality and diversity for staff

Equality, diversity and inclusion for our staff means placing great value on the rich diversity and creative potential that people with different backgrounds and abilities bring.

Our culture values the contribution of every single person, and is one in which an individual’s success depends on personal merit and performance.

As an organisation, we are required to report on equality, diversity and inclusion workforce-related issues to ensure we treat all individuals fairly. To support our work, we have developed an equality, diversity and inclusion network for all members of staff.

Below is our workforce profile for 2022.

We report our gender pay gap every year. This is published on the national government portal.

NHS organisations are also required to report on 2 NHS workforce equality standards: race equality and disability equality. Please see the links below for each of the latest reports.

We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant, promising that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

An image to show the Bronze Award for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, stating that the award holder proudly supports those who serve.