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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Fellowship opportunity

  • Translational Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Unit Visit Fellowship

Training Experience required

  • Proficient in written and spoken English (IELTS exam required for applicants from non-English speaking countries)
  • GMC Full registration with a license to practice
  • MBBS and MRCP or acceptable equivalents

At least two years post graduate training in medical oncology in a recognised Cancer Centre / Unit

General description of the institute

The Christie, first established in 1901, is now the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 40,000 patients a year.

It was the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre, providing radiotherapy, chemotherapy, highly specialist surgery and a wide range of diagnostic and support services.

Based in Manchester, UK The Christie serves a population of 3.2 million people. The hospital has 2,500 staff, 400 volunteers and 20,000 public members.

Patients have access to the full range of diagnostic and support services including radiology, pathology, specialist palliative care, psycho-oncology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy and chaplaincy.

The on site walk-in cancer information centre offers counselling and support to patients and their families.


The main cancer specialities include clinical and medical oncology, surgical oncology, endocrinology, palliative medicine and psycho-oncology.

The Christie Hospital provides:
  • Chemotherapy for all solid organ tumours delivered in the largest chemotherapy unit in the UK on our main site. In addition, 17% of systemic treatments are provided to patients locally via satellite units across our network, and some drugs such as Trastuzumab are delivered at home.
  • Radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world, both on the main hospital site in South Manchester and via The Christie radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford. In addition, a Proton Beam Therapy Centre is currently being built and is due to open in 2018.
  • Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancers.

The Christie is also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. The clinical trials unit is the largest early phase trials unit in the world, with around 200 trials ongoing at any one time. There is also a dedicated education and training unit, The Christie School of Oncology, which provides medical education opportunities to both undergraduates and healthcare professionals. It is the first of its kind in the UK.

Within the medical oncology department, a number of disease groups have an active clinical fellows programme including the breast, colorectal, gastro-oesophageal, gynaecological, hepatobiliary, lung, melanoma, sarcoma and renal cancer units, and within the dedicated experimental cancer medicines unit.


  • Busy outpatient clinics for NHS and private patients
  • Designated research clinics for patients in clinical trials within the Oak Road Treatment Centre
  • One of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world
  • A chemotherapy unit which is the largest in the UK
  • A newly opened Integrated Procedures Unit (IPU) to bring together day-case patient services
  • Eight inpatient wards which provide a total of 160 beds
  • Strong Research links with scientists in the Patterson Institute, Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) and University of Manchester
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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