Prof Tom Treasure chats to Maninder Kalkat

April 6, 2021

New Ionescu Fellowships 2021

March 30, 2021

New round of Ionescu Fellowships 2021.

Deadline 15th April 2021.

Ionescu Travelling Fellowship for a consultant 2021

Ionescu NTN Trainee Travelling Fellowship 2021 

Ionescu NTN early years (ST1-4) travel award 2021

Ionescu Hospital Appointed Doctors small travel awards 2021

Ionescu Hospital Appointed Doctors Fellowships 2021

Small travel awards for FYs and CTs Application Form 2021

SCTS-Ionescu Medical Student Fellowships 2021

SCTS-Ionescu Consultant Team Fellowships 2021

SCTS – Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships 2021



Today’s Cardiovascular Health campaign launch

March 30, 2021

#CardioCampaign2021 launches today, distributed inside the @guardian and online at featuring @iamnickevans with @pumpinghearts @MediaplanetUK


SCTS Heart Valve Voice Virtual 5K Run

March 29, 2021

We’ve partnered with @HeartValveVoice and @CalonScreening to host our first virtual 5 km run on the 8th of May 2021 as a part of #SCTS2021 meeting 

Click here to find out more.

Register here.

SCTS Ismailia Masterclass 2021

March 26, 2021

To register click here.

SARS CoV2 infection. COVID 19 and timing of elective surgery

March 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues

Further to previous communications and discussions at the Annual Business Meeting yesterday, we have added the following article pertaining to the timing of elective surgery following COVID-19 infection to the SCTS website:

Timing of Elective Surgery Following COVID-19 Infection (Anaesthesia 18th March 2021)

All articles are available on the dedicated COVID-19 page of the SCTS website.

Once again, thank you for all your support and please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

With best wishes

Narain Moorjani

Honorary Secretary, SCTS


March 22, 2021
Click here to register 
How to save 2,000 Lives a Year

Please join patients, relatives, senior medics, politicians and celebrities at the launch of The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust.

The first UK charity dedicated to education, policy and research to save lives and improve patient outcomes from aortic dissection.

The launch event will be run at 1430 GMT followed by an evening session at 1900 GMT Wednesday 31st March, lasting approximately 30 minutes.
A live Q&A will be available on both sessions. Please attend the session most convenient for you.

Click here to register 

Congratulations to Rosalie Magboo- Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year!

March 11, 2021

I am delighted to inform you that Rosalie Magboo, Senior Sister in Critical Care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and SCTS Forum Research sub-committee member, has been awarded the prestigious British Journal of Nursing Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year accolade. This is for her work in developing a care bundle for the prevention of post-operative AF, developing a tool to predict cardiac surgery surgical site infection and developing the inaugural SCTS research day for the SCTS Forum (to be held on 9th May). Rosalie was also successful in securing funding for a PhD Fellowship to explore psychosocial effects of living with an aortovascular manifestation of Marfan Syndrome (MFS).

This is a tremendous achievement, especially due to the recent challenges to our professional lives over the last year.

Simon Kendall
President, SCTS


Meet our newly appointed Education committee members

February 22, 2021

Meet our newly appointed Education committee members

MR VIVEK SRIVASTAVA – SCTS Education Committee Communication Lead
Qualifications: M.B.,B.S., M.S.(Gen.Surg.), MRCSEd, M.Ch. (Cardiovasc & Thoracic Surgery), FRCSEd (CTh), PGCCMedEd, MBA scholar

Vivek is a consultant cardiac surgeon (Mitral subspecialty interest) at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford since February 2018. He has trained in India, then U.K. (Blackpool and Middlesbrough), finishing up with a Fellowship in Minimally invasive and Robotic cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA. He was one of the first recipients of the SCTS Ionescu Fellowship for non-NTN Doctors in 2015. Vivek has also been awarded the Ionescu Consultant Team Fellowship in 2020 towards facilitation of the Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery program at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He has a strong interest in education and apart from local training and education, he has been faculty for Basic Surgical Skills, FRCS and NOTSS courses.

As Communication Lead for the Education Committee of the SCTS, Vivek’s objective will be to utilise the power of modern channels of communication to build a stronger platform for the SCTS. He intends to encourage two-way communication between all sections of the SCTS community – from consultants to medical students. Vivek’s aim is also to help improve the existing educational resources of the Society and develop the portfolio further. He will also work towards increasing the Society’s international visibility on the educational front through collaboration with other national and international societies.

MR ESPEED KHOSHBIN – SCTS Education Committee Transplantation Lead

Espeed is a consultant cardiac and cardio thoracic transplant surgeon. Hi s journey in cardiothoracic transplantation began as a medical student when he took part in a self funded elective project abroad. He was inspired by this experience. Espeed believe s we should inspire the new generation of cardiothoracic surgeons to commit to super specialisation. Cardiothoracic transplantation is rapidly growing and changing. The opportunities for clinical and laboratory research in transplantation is enormous and will change the future of transplantation as we know it. The new innovative technologies in mechanical circulatory support, organ procurement and preservation has revolutionised the way we work today and emphasises the need for structured training. There is a great need for research into training in order to maintain standards and quality of care for our patients.

Espeed’s vision as the education lead for transplantation is to inspire trainees, ensure availability of financial support for education and to promote research in surgical education. He would promote development of new objective methods for training and assessment in cardiothoracic transplantation that could put the UK at the forefront of transplant training in the future.

Generic subcommittee NAHP representative job description

February 17, 2021

Nursing & Allied Health Professional Representatives for SCTS sub-committees

As part of our new plan to restructure the Nursing & Allied Health Professional representatives committee, we strongly believe that we need to be inclusive of all representatives of NAH professionals. Currently, we have a few representatives from each profession of NAHP. However, that is not enough to deliver the excellent service for our NAHP SCTS members. We are delighted to announce several current and forthcoming vacancies for NAHP representatives.

Please join us to make that change you are looking forever. Raise your voice to be heard.

Benefits of being in the SCTS NAHP Subcommittees:

– National recognition to you and your hospital.
– Added value to your CV and career progression.
– Ability to change the way of working, dissemination of excellent skills you acquired from experience and networking with national and international colleagues.
– Ability to contribute to national education, publications, skills development of your national colleagues etc.
– Actively promoting SCTS NAHP membership to bring the team together to deliver a five-year CT service strategy for better patient care and staff satisfaction.

To transform your SCTS NAHP stream, we need motivated members in the committee to make the
changes you want for your colleagues. Please come and join us. We will do it together. Please note that
you will be allocated to be part of and contribute to other SCTS main sub-committees (cardiac, thoracic,
innovation, education, research etc).

In the current climate, all meetings (of which there are four to five per year) are held as virtual meetings. If meetings require attendance, travel expenses will be paid, with the exception of the annual CT forum in the SCTS annual meeting.

Please write a short statement detailing why you would like to apply for the position and what you will bring to the role in 500 words or less. Please also add your contact details and if your application is supported by your manager / employer. Statements should be sent to Isabelle Ferner, Society Administrator and Conference Organiser at

Closing date: 12/04/2021

Interview date: TBC (to take place via Zoom video link)

For further information and informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy, NAHP
lead –

Generic subcommittee NAHP representative job description

The postholder will be working very closely with the NAHP lead and other NAHP subcommittee representatives. The representative will act as a catalyst betweenthe NAHP subcommittee and with the main subcommittee. The representative will
attend two meetings in a year with the sub-committees and with the main NAHP subcommittee.

– The representative will be working closely with the NAHP lead to organise
together education webinar and full day education course (once a year).
– You will be developing policies and protocols in relation to your profession.
– You will be promoting and developing educational materials such as videos, information leaflets for patients and national colleagues.
– The workload will be shared among all other NAHP representatives to promote teamworking.

Organisational skills are paramount as it is a voluntary post and the post holder needs to independently plan, schedule his/her own daily agenda. Word processingskills are required to write policies, reports, analysis and innovative programmes. Their knowledge and experience skills will be utilised in problem solving and drafting appropriate protocols, guidelines, and disseminating/benchmarking with local, national, and international SCTS NAHP members.

Work experience:
– Five years of experience in CT surgery or closely related nursing/AHP experience.
– Master’s qualification or working towards postgraduate or undergraduate or many years of experience in CT surgery.
– Registered in NMC/HCPC or other professional council or voluntary registration as a practitioner.
– Active member of SCTS for at least two years or willing to join the SCTS as a member. Please note, any new members get these posts will be acting as a co-opt members until they cross two years membership in SCTS.
– Please join us by clicking here.