Information from Greater Manchester Cancer

The Greater Manchester Cancer team continues to review all NHS and Government guidance and is working with local providers to provide support throughout the pandemic. The latest information for clinicians and patients will continue to be posted here as a clear point of reference. Please bear with us whilst we update this page.

GM Cancer Clinicians Online Forum

Greater Manchester Cancer has developed a secure online forum for clinicians to share guidance and discuss various information regarding their pathways or systems.

This is a live forum, updated daily and weekly with relevant announcements, new clinical guidance and is a space for clinical discussion around Greater Manchester.

Use the button on the right to access the forum. If you do not yet have a user login, please register via the button below and we will authorise your account. Once in the online forum, you can request access to a number of groups including any specific pathways you may be part of.

Sign up or access the forum here

The ‘Cancer’ Hub in Greater Manchester

High-level information on the new cancer hub developed in Greater Manchester can be found on The Christie NHS Foundation Trust website.


Guidance documents regarding the management and processes of the hub can be accessed via the GM Cancer Clinicians online forum.


For more information regarding referrals to the Cancer Hub, or to find the nominated operational and clinical lead for your Provider, please click the button below and email us.

Email us

For information regarding the hub delivery group, contact the above email, for attention of Freya Howle or Alison Armstrong.

NHSE Guidance (cancer-specific)

  • Speciality Guide (Cancer and Coronavirus) (published 17.03.20) on managing referrals
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  • Information for Cancer Alliances on managing cancer referrals (last updated 19.03.20)
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  • Information for patients (last updated 19.03.20)
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  • NHS Coronavirus advice for clinicians and NHS managers (non-cancer specific)
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New NICE Guidance NG161 – SACT – Published March 2020

  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments
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New NICE Guidance NG162 – Radiotherapy – Published March 2020

  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of radiotherapy
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Changes to the Prehab4Cancer Programme

  • The Prehab4Cancer programme has temporarily suspended face to face sessions with patients. Patients are being supported via telephone consultations. For more details information and for downloadable leaflets for patients, visit the Prehab page of our website here.

Latest NHS and Government Guidance (general advice for the public)

Information to give to the public

  • Patients can find a link to information from NHSE and a range of major UK cancer charities.
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