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Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS)

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To advance science in the field of cardiothoracic surgery for the benefit of the public by:

  • Encouraging and promoting excellence in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Encouraging innovation in and scientific understanding of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Promoting, undertaking, encouraging and assisting in research in cardiothoracic surgery and advancing the education of the public in cardiothoracic surgery.

Mr Richard Page, President


  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) since 1994
  • President SCTS 2018 - (2020)
  • CT Surgery representative, Council, RCS(Eng)
  • CT Surgery representative, Invited Review Mechanism Oversight Group, RCS(Eng)
  • Medical Inspector, Care Quality Commission
  • Thoracic surgery speciality lead, NHS Ombudsman


  • Associate Medical Director, LHCH
  • Clinical Lead Thoracic and Upper GI Surgery, LHCH
  • Examiner and Examiner Assessor for CT Surgery, Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations
  • SCTS - Elected Trustee, Thoracic Surgery Audit Lead
  • Chair, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Reference Group, Specialised Commissioning, NHS England

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