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:
The Blue Book online is currently under maintenance and we hope to restore the links shortly.
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