Medical Manslaughter position statement

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations Position Statement on the Legal Aspects of “Medical Manslaughter” The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Royal College […]

Critical Care Matron Role Royal Papworth Hospital

  Matron Critical Care Area Salary:  8a Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. We have an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and outcomes and for providing the best possible standards of personalised care to […]

SCTS are on YouTube!

Have you checked out the SCTS Education YouTube Channel? We have uploaded the recent videos from the SCTS Annual Meeting Glasgow 2018. Click here to view the videos!  

‘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 […]