The SCTS has released a summary of the last three years of activity from the SCTS thoracic registry. The report covers the 2011-2014 audit years and can be downloaded here.
This week the 2015 Lung Cancer Surgery Consultant Outcomes Publication (LCCOP) data has been sent out to thoracic surgical units in England for validation. This is the second year of this mandatory audit for NHS hospitals providing lung cancer surgery in England. It will use data from the 2013 calendar year. It is important for […]
New proposals have been put forward on new standards for congenital heart disease. For further information, click here
The Society is delighted to announce the appointment of A E (Fred) Wood as President (Chairman) of the Medical Council of Ireland by the College of Surgeons in Ireland for it’s new term June 2013-May 2018. We extend him congratulations and success in his role.
The provisional 2013-14 SCTS returns for thoracic surgery are now available. We have received data from 3 Scottish units, 28 English, 2 Welsh, 1 Northern Irish and 1 in the Republic of Ireland. 1 English and 4 Republic of Ireland units that have previously submitted data have not yet done so for this audit year. […]
Public Health England announced on the 10th June that it is working with the NHS, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and NHS England to investigate a small number of mycobacterial infections potentially associated with heater cooler units used during cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery. Commenting on the announcement, a spokesperson for the […]
The Official Journal of Aortic Institute at Yale – New Haven Hospital: here
The SCTS ‘Patients’ pages have been updated to show results of surgery for hospitals and consultant heart surgeons up to 31 March 2013. Improvements have also been made to the look of these pages, to make them easier to read and understand. To access the new pages, click ‘Patients’ on the menu bar near the […]
Once again, we are delighted to offer on of four £50k scholarships to our trainees and a £10k travelling fellowship to consultant members. For further information or an application form for either, please contact Isabelle Ferner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is 3rd March 2014.