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Royal Surgical Colleges statement on COVID-19

Joint policy statement from the Royal Surgical Colleges In response to the challenge of COVID-19, the four surgical Royal Colleges of the UK and Ireland have created this joint policy statement to provide guidance to surgeons and surgical trainees. While adhering to general advice on travel, the Colleges have decided to cancel all non-essential travel […]

Coronavirus Update: SCTS Conference Cancelled

Dear Colleague, I am writing to inform you that due to the concerns over the outbreak of Covid-19 virus we have decided to cancel the annual SCTS meeting, the SCTS-Ionescu University and all SCTS-affiliated satellite meetings which have been scheduled to take place between 22nd and 24th March 2020 at ICC Wales, Newport, Wales. I […]

SCTS 2020 – Coronavirus Update

Dear all With regard to your registration for the SCTS Annual Meeting taking place at ICC Wales between 22nd and 24th March 2020, please note the following with regard to Coronavirus: At this present moment we continue with the planning for our event to go ahead. We are taking advice and are constantly monitoring the […]

EXCEL Trial comments updated.

EXCEL Trial SCTS Statement Official Response Joint Society Statement BCIS Statement  David Taggart Response 1.     EXCEL trial (8th December 2016) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1610227 2.     EXCEL trial 5-year outcomes (28th September 2019)  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1909406 https://solaci.org/_files/tct-2019/excel-5yearpdf.pdf 3.     TCTMD commentary (7th October 2019) https://www.tctmd.com/news/former-excel-investigator-alleges-trial-manipulation-prompting-vehement-denials 4.     Medscape commentary (8th November 2019) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/920997#vp_2 5.     BBC news story (9th December 2019) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50715156 6.     EACTS initial response to Newsnight article (9th […]

Updated. News articles, statements and commentary EXCEL and NOBLE trials

EXCEL Trial SCTS Statement Official Response Joint Society Statement BCIS Statement  David Taggart Response 1.     EXCEL trial (8th December 2016) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1610227 2.     EXCEL trial 5-year outcomes (28th September 2019)  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1909406 https://solaci.org/_files/tct-2019/excel-5yearpdf.pdf 3.     TCTMD commentary (7th October 2019) https://www.tctmd.com/news/former-excel-investigator-alleges-trial-manipulation-prompting-vehement-denials 4.     Medscape commentary (8th November 2019) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/920997#vp_2 5.     BBC news story (9th December 2019) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50715156 6.     EACTS initial response to Newsnight article (9th […]

The EXCEL Trial, BBC Newsnight 9th December 2019

BBC News Article 9th December The BBC Newsnight Program, broadcast on Monday 9th December, about the EXCEL clinical trial has, understandably, caused anxiety for some patients and their families. The EXCEL trial compared bypass surgery or stents for the treatment of narrowing of the left main coronary artery – the artery that supplies blood to […]