Blackpool surgeon made trustee of prestigious society

A cardiothoracic surgeon and clinical lead at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been made a trustee of one of the UK’s most prestigious cardiothoracic societies.

Mr Manoj Purohit, Thoracic Surgery clinical lead and Consultant Surgeon at the Trust has been made an executive trustee at The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS).

The SCTS is a charity organisation whose aim is to advance science in the field of cardiothoracic surgery for the benefit of the public. The society hopes to achieve these ambitions 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.

Speaking about his appointment as a trustee, Mr Purohit said: “I have been involved with the SCTS right from my training days as a member, and subsequently as faculty participating in various activities and initiatives of society at different levels.

“The election to executive will allow me to participate in shaping the vision for cardiothoracic surgery training, workforce planning, delivery of service and patient care in NHS.

“The SCTS contributes as a major stakeholder in future planning and policy development for cardiothoracic surgery.”

For more information on the SCTS please visit the society’s website.

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