The Society has an Executive Committee made up of a number of members who run the Society.
The teaching and appropriate training of junior surgeons is governed by the Executive Committee and the Specialist Advisory Committee for Higher Surgical Training with powers to recognise units as suitable for training, or not as the case may be.
A member of the SCTS is present on every committee for the appointment of a new consultant. This helps to ensure standards and fairness.
The Executive Committee also spends much time liaising with the Department of Health regarding the appropriate work done in units and how to tackle the huge burden of cardiac disease with limited resources.