National Cardiac Surgery Research Workshops

Following continued developments surrounding COVID-19, we recently took the decision to change the National Cardiac Surgery Research Workshops to a webinar format via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to participate please could we ask you to register your interest by 11th September 2020 by clicking here. Project aims and strategic plan  Cohort Multiple Randomised […]

Think Aorta Blog Film

Think Aorta Blog Film Statistics show that a diagnosis of Aortic Dissection is considered in only half of patients who present with this fatal condition. One-third of patients with an Aortic Dissection are actively treated in Emergency Medicine for an incorrect diagnosis such as a heart attack or gastritis. Aortic Dissection is not a difficult […]

Exceptional Additional Fellowships 2019

SCTS-Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships: 3 awards, £5,000 each  The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the SCTS-Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships 2019. Eligible applicants include Cardiothoracic Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Surgical Care Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Perfusionists, currently […]

Leonard Bailey 1942-2019

Len Bailey, the father of paediatric cardiac transplantation, has died of cancer at the age of 76. Although born in Marland, Bailey graduated from Loma Linda University medical school in 1969. He spent some time as senior Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, at a time when the speciality evolving at huge […]

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):