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 […]
This report highlights several differences in approach, which reflect differing philosophical approaches to some difficult diseases.
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.
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]
Guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infective endocarditis-Executive summary, 2004.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The contitution and bylaws of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland are in the attached document.