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 […]

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.

Lung cancer surgery – second opinions

Recommendation for the provision of formal second opinions for patients requiring high-risk lung cancer surgery (J King on behalf of the SCTS Thoracic Surgery Sub-committee):


Structure and functioning of a Multidisciplinary “Heart Team” in patients with coronary artery disease Rationale and Recommendations from a Joint BCS/BCIS/SCTS Working Group

Workforce Report 2015

 The purpose of this document is to provide insight into workforce planning in the specialty for the future, particularly in respect to the four principal sub-specialties of adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital cardiac surgery and transplantation. It has been prepared from the joint perspective of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and […]

Monitoring cardiac outcomes

SCTS best practice guidance Monitoring individual and team outcomes and supporting early action in response to divergence in performance in adult cardiac surgery

Under Provision of Thoracic Provision in the UK

The task of the Working in Group is to Report on the provision of thoracic surgery in the UK and to make recommendations for the future. It is primarily concerned with the role of thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons in the care of cancer.