‘Think Aorta’ Campaign

Today the first patient led learning collaboration is launched within RCEM.  ‘Think Aorta’ Campaign has the key objective to improve patient outcomes and ultimately save lives by increasing identification and early diagnosis for Aortic Dissection within the setting of Emergency Medicine.  This initiative leverages the podcast learning channel within RCEM where 5,000 ED Physicians are […]

BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules

The BTS Quality Standards for the investigation and management of pulmonary nodules is now published on the BMJ Open Respiratory Research website (at and on the BTS website (at To view document please click here.

Joint RCS and SCTS response to GIRFT cardiothoracic report

The GIRFT cardiothoracic surgery national report has been published today. The report’s author says cardiothoracic proposals promise less delays and more successful outcomes for patients. Responding to the report’s recommendations, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), together with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS), said: “Patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery are some of the most ill […]

The 4th Annual Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication

Record number of lung cancer operations as patient survival rates continue to rise The fourth annual lung cancer clinical outcomes publication (LCCOP) published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has found that almost 6,000 lung cancer operations took place in 2015, with a record 98.1% of patients alive after 30 days of operation and […]

NICE recruiting committee members

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are currently recruiting Committee members. For more information please click below. Member: Medical Technologies Advisory Committee | Join a committee | Get involved | NICE

BBC Report on Heart surgery survival chances

An article was published on BBC News earlier today about a study published in the Lancet that examines the timing of heart surgeries and survival rates. The study suggested that for the best chance of survival following heart surgery, the surgery is better performed in the afternoon due to the circadian rhythms of the body. […]

The Picker report

“Exploring patients and families’ information needs and views of the Society for  Cardiothoracic Surgery website”, a report prepared by Picker for the SCTS, is now available.

Heart Valve Voice London to Paris

Heart Valve Voice Embarks on Awareness Raising Cycle Ride from London to the EuroPCR Conference in Paris. See press release here.