Latest Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication (LCCOP) Report for England released

The latest LCCOP report, covering lung cancer resections preformed in the English NHS in 2014, has been published on 6th December 2016.

This project is commissioned by HQIP and delivered by the National Lung Cancer Audit team with the support of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Important changes this year include some adjustment of the survival outcomes to account for case mix, and the addition of unit-level length of stay data. National-level data on one year survival and a breakdown of the operations that were performed is also available for the first time.

There has been a 16% increase in the volume of surgery performed compared to 2013. Survival rates 30 and 90 days after surgery remain very good, with all units reporting survival rates within an acceptable range.

The data is available to search at clinician and unit level on both and NHS Choices from today.


Information for patients and relatives


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Information on Cardiothoracic Units and outcomes


Society educational activity

Annual Meeting

Information about our Annual Meeting


Articles on current issues


Cardiac surgery The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. National trends and hospital cardiac procedure numbers over time can be viewed on our dynamic website:

A PDF version of this book especially designed for patients is available: Read more  More applications and explanations are available on the outcomes page: Read more

Thoracic surgery The SCTS has collected activity and in-hospital mortality data in thoracic surgery for over 30 years. It is one of the largest and longest running datasets in thoracic surgery worldwide. A report on activity and trends can be found in the 2011 Thoracic Blue Book:


More information on thoracic audit is available on the outcomes page: Read more