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  1. 1. Annual Business Meeting 1 Chairman The President – Mr Patrick Magee
  2. 2. Apologies for Absence <ul><li>Peter Goldstraw </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Nashef </li></ul>
  3. 3. Announcement of members deaths <ul><li>W G Bigelow * </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bill” Cleland </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jack” Belcher </li></ul><ul><li>A Logan </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Shumway* </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes* </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Honorary members </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Minutes 2005 ABM 1 & 2 <ul><li>Previously circulated </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Matters arising not considered elsewhere </li></ul>
  5. 5. Report from the Hon. Secretary James Roxburgh
  6. 6. Attendance at the 4 Executive Committee meetings of 2005-2006 <ul><li>4 - Magee, Keogh, Sethia, Roxburgh, Hamilton, Kendall, Munsch, Nashef, Nicol , Page </li></ul><ul><li>3 – Cooper , Hunter , Hyde , Lewis , Livesey , Ohri , Taggart , Venn </li></ul><ul><li>2 – Dalrymple-Hay </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Wood </li></ul>
  7. 7. Retiring Executive members <ul><li>Patrick Magee </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Kendall </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Page </li></ul>
  8. 8. Candidates for President-Elect & 2 Elected members of the Executive <ul><li>President-Elect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leslie Hamilton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Munsch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Taggart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>168 votes out of 344 members 49% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elected members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simon Allen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geoffrey Berg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ben Bridgewater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Collins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timothy Graham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leonidas Hadjinikolaou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim McGuigan </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Results of Ballot <ul><li>President-Elect </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie Hamilton </li></ul><ul><li>Elected members </li></ul><ul><li>Ben Bridgewater </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy Graham </li></ul>
  10. 10. SCTS representation on other organisations <ul><li>Important as SCTS will pay expenses of members who are officially representing the profession on behalf of SCTS. </li></ul><ul><li>List posted on agenda/Registration area </li></ul><ul><li>If you think you represent SCTS please check this list and let us know of errors & omissions. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ratification of new members <ul><li>The list of proposed new members has been posted on the web agenda and will be available for viewing in the registration area. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless there are any objections they will be considered as ratified from the end of the second ABM </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prizes for 2005 Annual Meeting <ul><li>Ionescu Scholarship - D Pagano </li></ul><ul><li>Thoracic Surgery Scholarship – S Stamenkovic </li></ul><ul><li>St Jude Scholarship – P Hayward </li></ul><ul><li>Ronald Edwards Medal – E Soo </li></ul><ul><li>John Parker Medal – E Lim </li></ul><ul><li>Society Medal – K Redmond </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Bulletin <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. CTSNet <ul><li>70% increase in sessions and100% increase in page views. Google search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EACTS: Multimedia manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AATS/STS/EACTS e-learning protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal-based CME program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint downloads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google full text indexing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Development of an e-commerce service for CTSNet organizations </li></ul><ul><li>99.9% uptime over last 5 years </li></ul>
  15. 15. Role as external reviewer <ul><li>A new development </li></ul><ul><li>SCTS has been asked to provide professional representation to 2 reviews of regional cardiac services. </li></ul><ul><li>These have been in conjunction with the NHS, Management Consultants and the York Health Economics group </li></ul>
  16. 16. NHS & The IT project – progress?? <ul><li>Connecting for Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary Users Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HRGs and Payment by Results </li></ul><ul><li>Choose and Book </li></ul>
  17. 17. Connecting for Health <ul><li>CT Surgery - major involvement in electronic data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Concern over “dumbing down” in drive by NHS to complete project </li></ul><ul><li>12 months to get a meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott – Surgery, Eccles – A&E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impressed with how far ahead of the NHS we are - internal conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with head of SUS – J Thorp </li></ul>
  18. 18. Payment by results and HRGs Ben Bridgewater
  19. 19. Payment by Results <ul><li>Activity paid for on the basis on cases treated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Casemix classification, prices and payment rules set nationally </li></ul><ul><li>Local negotiation about range of services and referral or treatment protocols </li></ul>
  20. 20. Objectives of PBR <ul><li>Improve efficiency and value for money </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate choice </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate plurality and increase contestability </li></ul><ul><li>Enable innovation and improve quality </li></ul><ul><li>Drive the introduction of new models of care (eg community based) </li></ul><ul><li>Fairer and more transparent system </li></ul><ul><li>Get the price ‘right’ </li></ul>
  21. 21. Implementation of PBR <ul><li>Will be implemented in all Trusts in 2006/2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of services excluded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardiothoracic transplantation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICDs and CRT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slight differences in rules for foundation and non-foundation Trusts </li></ul>
  22. 22. PBR - essentials <ul><li>Uses DoH minimum data set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via coding departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnoses (ICD10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures (OPCS 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Resource groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(HRGs version 3.5) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Developments <ul><li>Minimal revision to HRGs version 3 to version 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted that OPCS methodology is limited </li></ul><ul><li>NIC project - suspended </li></ul><ul><li>OPCS 4.3 enhancements </li></ul>
  24. 24. Current Tariffs 4993 3660 PCI 2828 1093 Other circul try procedures>18 9194 7208 CABG 12792 9805 Valve procedures Non-elective tariff Elective tariff HRG
  25. 25. Complexities <ul><li>Tariffs determined from Trusts reference costs </li></ul><ul><li>Long-stay trim point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg elective CABG 13 days, £286 per day thereafter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Forces factor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.0 to 1.44 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid directly from DoH to Trusts </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. HRG development <ul><li>Recognised need to develop HRGs to underpin Payment by results </li></ul><ul><li>Existing HRGs produced from HES data using hospital length of stay as indicator of resource </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised importance of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical drivers, high cost disposables, critical care costs </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Cardiac costing study <ul><li>NHS Information authority funded </li></ul><ul><li>Wythenshawe and Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology and cardiac surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Patient level ‘micro-costings’ </li></ul><ul><li>Combines clinical and financial database </li></ul><ul><li>Determine procedural costs and clinical cost drivers </li></ul>
  28. 28. Results <ul><li>9839 procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4743 diagnostic catheterisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2171 percutaneous coronary interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1566 cardiac surgical operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>878 pacemakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>303 electrophysiology procedures/ablations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>178 implantable defibrillators </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Comparison of tariffs and ‘actual costs’ – elective procedures £9275 £7208 CABG £10,385 £9805 Cardiac valve procedures Actual costs National tariff HRG
  30. 30. Effect of urgency and multiple procedures £13182 £11695 Non - elective £10206 £9730 Elective Surgery + CC Surgery
  31. 31. Effect of urgency and procedure type £18,251 £15.442 £9497 £15,555 Non-elective £10,802 £11,861 £9292 £10385 Elective Other no valve Other plus valve CABG Valve Procedure
  32. 32. HRG developments <ul><li>Strict rules around HRGs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National volume threshold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National cost threshold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant costs differences between separate HRGs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot include urgency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continue with differential tariff for elective and non-elective </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Recommendations for HRG v 4.0 Congenital surgery HRGs (Standard) E_v4_26 Congenital Surgery HRGs (Intermediate) E_v4_25 Congenital Surgery HRGs (Complex) E_v4_24 Congenital Surgery HRGs (Major Complex) E_v4_23 Other Complex Cardiac Surgery + other (inc PCI, Pacing, EP, RFA +/- cath not ICD) E_v4_22 Other Complex Cardiac Surgery + cath E_v4_21 Other Complex Cardiac Surgery (inc. CABG + valve; multi-valve; aortic surgery; additional surgical procedures and 're-do's) E_v4_20 Valve (Single) + other (inc PCI, Pacing, EP, RFA +/- cath not ICD) E_v4_19 Valve (Single) + cath E_v4_18 Valve (Single) E_v4_17 CABG (first time) and other (inc PCI, pacing /EP/ RFA +/- cath) E_v4_16 CABG (first time) and Cardiac Catheter E_v4_15 CABG (first time) E_v4_14 Heart Transplant E_v4_02 Heart & Lung Transplant E_v4_01
  34. 34. OPCS 4.3 enhancements <ul><li>Mapped all existing OPCS 4 codes into new HRGs </li></ul><ul><li>Produced new OPCS 4.3 codes where needed to map into new HRGs </li></ul>
  35. 35. Problems with PBR <ul><li>Accuracy of coding </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of OPCS 4.3 methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of HRG methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of Tariff to reflect costs </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns over transitional arrangements </li></ul>
  36. 36. Summary <ul><li>PBR is here </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Tariffs are too low </li></ul><ul><li>Will be supplemented by critical care HRGs at some stage </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancements have been recommended to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPCS – version 4.3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>April 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HRGs – version 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>April 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Choose & Book <ul><li>“ Choose and Book is a national service that, for the first time, combines electronic booking and a choice of place, date and time for first outpatient appointments. </li></ul><ul><li>It revolutionises our current booking system, with patients able to choose their initial hospital appointment, and book it on the spot in the surgery or later on the phone or via the internet at a time that is more convenient to them.” </li></ul>
  38. 38. Choose & Book <ul><li>Cardiothoracic & Cardiac Surgery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Cardiac Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paediatric Cardiac Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Thoracic Surgery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Thoracic Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paediatric Thoracic Surgery </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. British Cardiac Society <ul><li>The SCTS representation has been formalised </li></ul><ul><li>The Hon. Sec now sits on BCS Council </li></ul><ul><li>Early days – useful contacts </li></ul><ul><li>We have set up a joint session at the next BCS meeting </li></ul>
  40. 40. Expert witnesses <ul><li>Concern over rules and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Written to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GMC – no reply yet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MDDUS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letters will be available on www.scts.org & notice board </li></ul>
  41. 41. Working groups <ul><li>Thoracic Audit Richard Page </li></ul><ul><li>NCEPOD Steve Livesey </li></ul><ul><li>Bloodborne Infection Graham Venn </li></ul><ul><li>Job plans James Roxburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution review Graham Cooper </li></ul>
  42. 42. Bloodborne Infection <ul><li>Chair – Graham Venn </li></ul><ul><li>Based on an original idea by Ted Brackenbury </li></ul><ul><li>Posted on web </li></ul><ul><li>More complex than we all thought at the outset </li></ul>
  43. 43. Job plans <ul><li>On hold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charity commission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indemnity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New SCTS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High priority in the new SCTS </li></ul><ul><li>Important service to membership </li></ul><ul><li>BUT we need your feedback and support </li></ul>
  44. 44. The new charitable status and SCTS (GB&) Ltd An overview
  45. 45. Background <ul><li>Old SCTS not fit for purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Set up new SCTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st as new company called </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitution approved at extraordinary ABM June 05 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approved by Companies House & Charity Commissioners </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Current status <ul><li>This meeting is being held under the new constitution and with the new name </li></ul><ul><li>Old SCTS is being merged into new company which has now been registered as a charity </li></ul><ul><li>Set up 2nd limited company SCTS (GB&I) Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>3 directors ex-President, B Sethia & P Goldstraw </li></ul><ul><li>SCTS (charity) is sole share holder </li></ul>
  47. 47. What does this mean <ul><li>We are legal, indemnified and capable of undertaking a wide range of activities to meet the needs of our members and the profession </li></ul><ul><li>We now need to discuss how we take the new SCTS forward </li></ul><ul><li>Copies of new constitution are available to view at registration desk – previously circulated </li></ul>
  48. 48. It is our Society, so what do we want from it? David O’Regan Jim McGuigan Graham Cooper
  49. 49. Review of the Constitution and working of the Executive
  50. 50. Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery <ul><li>Professional organisation for its members and the wider NHS </li></ul><ul><li>To be credible the organisation has to operate with transparency and accountability </li></ul>
  51. 51. Review of the Constitution and working of the Executive <ul><li>To join the reference group e-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  52. 52. The Future of SCTS … in the business of health care… David J. O’Regan MBA MD FRCS C-Th
  53. 53. Evolutionary mismatch... Health care Government Society time Value for money Business Theories Professional and Functional divides
  54. 54. PESTEL analysis <ul><li>P olitics - subjugation </li></ul><ul><li>E conomic - national tariff </li></ul><ul><li>S ocial – increasing age and more women </li></ul><ul><li>T echnology and Training </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment – smoking, healthy schools </li></ul><ul><li>L itigation and League Table </li></ul>
  55. 55. Payment by Results … it must be quality driven not quantity
  56. 56. Systems and Processes Patient Care Pathways vs Business Process Reengineering
  57. 57. The Toyota Way … remove ‘muda’ and realise ‘kaizen’… Lancet 28 January 2006
  58. 58. Climbing the Quality Scale Adapted from the paper by McLaughlin and Kaluzny
  59. 59. Politics and Administration
  60. 60. Adapted from Mintzberg Board Manager Doctor Nurse Control Clinical External Internal
  61. 61. Performance at the Limit business lessons from F1 Racing
  62. 62. … from the ‘art’ to the ‘science’ Adapted from the paper by McLaughlin and Kaluzny
  63. 63. Carcharodon Cardiothoracus
  64. 64. … I have every confidence that us humans can live with fish… President George Bush
  65. 65. … the axis of ‘E’ vil... ego empires equity
  66. 66. T E A M ogether veryone chieves ore
  67. 67. Beal feirste Baile Atha Cliath 1 million 1.5 million 1969 2006 Change
  68. 68. &quot;Ireland today is the richest country in the European Union after Luxembourg.“ June 30, 2005 New York Times Thomas L. Friedman All Change
  69. 69. <ul><li>It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book. </li></ul><ul><li>Friedrich Nietzsche </li></ul><ul><li>Born Saxony 1844 </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>We are within a few miles of the birthplace of many of the literary giants of 19 th and 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>These were often revolutionary men </li></ul><ul><li>Their words eerily suit a presentation aimed at the need for change in our Society </li></ul>
  71. 71. An unreasonable man <ul><li>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man </li></ul><ul><li>George Bernard Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>Born Dublin 1856 </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Prize 1925 </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar 1938 </li></ul>
  72. 72. Change in Ireland 1916 <ul><li>All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. </li></ul>William Butler Yeats Born Sandymount 1865 Nobel Prizewinner 1923
  73. 73. Don’t Laugh ! <ul><li>Every madman thinks </li></ul><ul><li>everyone else is mad </li></ul><ul><li>The Destinies of </li></ul><ul><li>Darcy Dancer </li></ul>J. Patrick Donleavy Born Brooklyn 1926
  74. 74. We do need some gravitas in this discussion <ul><li>The mocker is never taken seriously when he is most serious </li></ul><ul><li>James Joyce: Born Rathgar Dublin 2/2/1882 </li></ul><ul><li>DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN </li></ul>
  75. 75. Brevity is occasionally brief <ul><li>“ James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can” </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Beckett </li></ul><ul><li>Born Dublin 1906 </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Prizewinner 1969 </li></ul>
  76. 76. <ul><li>How much change does the SCTS need? </li></ul><ul><li>The annual meeting </li></ul>
  77. 77. Thoracic Critics of SCTS beware <ul><li>Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Brendan Behan </li></ul>
  78. 78. Change can be too delayed and then may occur too quickly <ul><li>…Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1974… violent change admittedly, but change nevertheless, and for the minority living there, change had been long overdue. It should have come early…… </li></ul>Seamus Heaney Poet Laureate Nobel Lecture December 7, 1995
  79. 79. Gradual change <ul><li>It is the random accumulation of triumphs which is so nice </li></ul><ul><li>J.P. Donleavy from The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B </li></ul>
  80. 80. <ul><li>A selfish and highly </li></ul><ul><li>personalized view </li></ul><ul><li>of the SCTS </li></ul>
  81. 81. <ul><li>True friends stab you in the front </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar Wilde </li></ul><ul><li>Born Dublin 1854 </li></ul>Portora Royal School Fermanagh Northern Ireland To: Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery From: The Thoracic Forum
  82. 82. <ul><li>Lead Specialty Interest of Executive SCTS </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Cardiac = 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know = 3 </li></ul><ul><li>General Thoracic = 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Cardiac Surgery = 24 pts </li></ul><ul><li>General Thoracic Surgery = 8 pts </li></ul><ul><li>Paediatric Cardiac Surgery = 2 pts </li></ul><ul><li>[Named specialty = 2pt, 2 nd or 3 rd = 1pt] </li></ul>Don’t know
  83. 83. Clive Staples Lewis 1898-1963 ‘Jack’ <ul><li>Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning C. S. Lewis </li></ul>Little Lea Belfast
  84. 84. Paul F Drucker
  85. 85. Imagination and the SCTS program <ul><li>SCTS Program ; The Options </li></ul><ul><li>A high quality research dominated program with papers chosen strictly on merit </li></ul><ul><li>A program reflecting submission by percentages </li></ul><ul><li>An inclusive program guaranteed to produce a meeting worth attending for the vast majority </li></ul>
  86. 86. Cardiac Surgical Academic Abstract Domination <ul><li>Cardiac Surgical Research </li></ul><ul><li>better funded </li></ul><ul><li>better track record </li></ul><ul><li>more academically funded posts </li></ul><ul><li>more academic output </li></ul><ul><li>a breadth of units </li></ul><ul><li>more specific research sources </li></ul><ul><li>more technical innovation </li></ul>
  87. 87. L ow E steem S pecialty S ector <ul><li>Thoracic Surgical Research </li></ul><ul><li>Small number of thoracic led units </li></ul><ul><li>A small fragmented specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Too few thoracic consultants for workload, MDTM’s, Palliative Interventions, Management. </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers have large clinical loads </li></ul><ul><li>SPR’s prefer cardiac research projects </li></ul>
  88. 88. What areas compete with thoracic surgical research ? <ul><li>Pulmonary; Oncology, Genetics, Epidemiology and Respiratory Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Oesophageal; Oncology, Genetics, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology and Upper GI Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma; A&E Interests, Intensivists, Epidemiologists, Imaging Specialists and death and destruction experts in trauma the human skin and contents </li></ul>
  89. 89. Cardiac Surgery Oncology Respiratory Medicine AUGIS One lucky shot won’t do it this time ! Walliath David
  90. 90. Belfast Thoracic Unit <ul><li>Only 20 of the last 80 peer reviewed publications were in ‘Cardiothoracic Journals’ </li></ul><ul><li>Only 11 of the last 100 published abstracts were presentations at SCTSGBI </li></ul><ul><li>6 between 1990-1994 </li></ul><ul><li>5 between 1995-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>0 between 2001-2005 </li></ul>
  91. 91. Reasons to publish and present elsewhere <ul><li>Most Belfast full-time supervised research fellows are non-CTS trainees </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer biology projects more appropriately discussed at cancer meetings/journals </li></ul><ul><li>Higher impact scores Thompson ISI </li></ul><ul><li>Oesophageal presentations more appropriate at gastroenterology meetings </li></ul>
  92. 92. Paying thoracic surgical audience at a cardiac dominated meeting <ul><li>NHS consultant and SPR time is expensive and must be considered on top of meeting costs </li></ul><ul><li>Professional leave is limited; Where should we go to maximise learning opportunities ? </li></ul><ul><li>Some SCTS members think that four people listening to a state of the art thoracic lecture from an informed presenter is wasteful. </li></ul>
  93. 93. Possible Changes ? <ul><li>Special interest sessions and presentations from members and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Ring fenced sessions for paediatric, transplant, basic science and most importantly of course thoracic !! </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist interest session not only research abstracts but educational and/or innovative presentations </li></ul>
  94. 94. Rename the Society Meeting ? <ul><li>P rofessional </li></ul><ul><li>A cademic </li></ul><ul><li>T horacic component significant </li></ul><ul><li>R esearch based </li></ul><ul><li>I nter-specialty within a specialty </li></ul><ul><li>C ongenial colleagues kerbside consults </li></ul><ul><li>K nowledge disseminating </li></ul>
  95. 95. What do you mean; “It’s a bit muddy!”
  96. 96. Discussion <ul><li>Chair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrick Magee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summing up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bruce Keogh </li></ul></ul>
  97. 97. Problems facing the Society <ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Percutaneous intervention </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction in CABG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EWTD, reduced simple procedures, public scrutiny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be difficult to achieve consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political influence has disappeared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>250 surgeons out of > 50,000 doctors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHS in financial meltdown </li></ul></ul>
  98. 98. Opportunities <ul><li>Thoracic surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Re-certification </li></ul><ul><li>Patients & public support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committed to a good service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They don’t want: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poorly trained surgeons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployment with waiting times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk averse practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor information on results of PCI / CABG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent and represent votes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice seen as impartial </li></ul></ul>
  99. 99. How to engage patients’ support <ul><li>Patient seconded on to Executive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to select, How representative? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patients’ forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to select, How representative? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patient membership category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regain political initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial benefit to Society </li></ul></ul>

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