Welcome to SCTS and welcome to our website.
We are a professional surgical society, with charitable status, and our purpose is to promote excellence in cardiothoracic surgery. We want every patient to receive excellent and safe care, with as good an experience as possible considering the emotional and physical challenge each and every one endures.
With this primary agenda we also strive to enrich the professional lives of our colleagues in the extended multi-professional surgical team - to find contentment and fulfil their potential. This is based on the foundations of equality, diversity and equal opportunity.
Our specialty continues to rapidly evolve with changes in surgery, training, research, education, audit and patient pathways. SCTS is the national conduit for the United Kingdom and Ireland to share and help implement all these improvements.
We enjoy, and welcome, working with the organisations that are so intimately involved with our work in Cardiac surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery:
Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists, British Cardiovascular Society, British Thoracic Society, British Congenital Cardiac Association, The Royal Colleges of Surgery, Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Care Practitioners (ACTSCP), Transplant Colleagues and Teams and many more.
We need to have more public and patient involvement to influence and support our work. We have started this journey and we are appreciating the significant benefits, but there is still much to do.
SCTS wants every member to feel involved and empowered in their professional society and that there is a sense of community and mutual support.
Please let us know if we can do better.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital
President SCTS 2022-2024