News from The King’s Fund: 4 November

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

2011 thoracic surgical blue book
This audit found that the number of lung cancer patients benefiting from life-saving surgery has risen by 60 percent while the operative mortality rate has halved in recent years as a new generation of specialist lung surgeons start to come through into the NHS. In the last year alone the number of lung cancer operations has increased by more than 17 per cent.