Documents

EWTD – letter to Chief Executives June 2009

The planned introduction of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) in 2009 and changes to training as a result of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) have raised questions about service delivery within the NHS. Cardiac surgery has always been very dependent on “middle grade” surgical trainees for service provision both in theatre and in providing resident […]

2008 National Adult Cardiac Database Report

The aim of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons National Database is firstly, to improve quality of care for cardiac patients by allowing appropriate comparison of clinical performance with national and international standards, and secondly to provide useful data on changing trends within the speciality. 

Dental aspects of endocarditis prophylaxis

New recommendations from the British Cardiac Society Guidelines and Medical Practice Committee and Royal College of Physicians Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit. 2004 [18-04-03] 

2003 National Adult Cardiac Database Report

National Adult Cardiac Database Report 2003.  The aim of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons National Database is firstly, to improve quality of care for cardiac patients by allowing appropriate comparison of clinical performance with national and international standards, and secondly to provide useful data on changing trends within the speciality. 

European Guidelines for Resuscitation after Cardiac Surgery

The incidence of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery is around 0.7% to 2.9% and has reduced in recent years. The most remarkable statistic regarding these patients is the relatively good outcome with 17%-79% of patients suffering a cardiac arrest surviving to hospital discharge, a far higher proportion than can be hoped for when cardiac arrest […]

Monitoring & alarms during cardiopulmonary bypass

It is accepted that monitoring during the operative period reduces risks for patients. In 1988 the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland first published Recommendations for Standards of Monitoring during Anaesthesia and Recovery. Within these recommendations it was recognised that additional monitoring may be required during cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this document […]

Common waiting list for coronary artery bypass surgery

Report of Working Group Established by the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland at the request of the Department of Health (Dr R Boyle) to consider a common waiting list for coronary artery bypass surgery. 

SCTS Constitution and Bylaws

The contitution and bylaws of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland are in the attached document.