Blue Book


Cardiac surgery

The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. National trends and hospital cardiac procedure numbers over time can be viewed on our dynamic website:

A PDF version of this book especially designed for patients is now available to read. Please click here.

Thoracic surgery

The SCTS has collected activity and in-hospital mortality data in thoracic surgery for over 30 years. It is one of the largest and longest running datasets in thoracic surgery worldwide. A report on activity and trends can be found in the 2011 Thoracic Blue Book:

More information on thoracic audit is available on the outcomes page: Read more