The Society has an Executive Committee made up of a number of members who run the Society.
The Executive Committee 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 and thoracic disease with limited resources.
SCTS ensures units offer appropriate care to our patients by supporting units with contemporaneous guidance, monitoring surgical outcomes as well as supporting members of the units.
The teaching and appropriate training of future surgeons is governed and delivered by the Specialist Advisory Committee for Higher Surgical Training with the Executive Committee 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.