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Useful information

SASLeaflets 

You can download a copy of any of our patient information leaflets by clicking on the links below:

Enhanced recovery patient diary

Information about your mediastinoscopy/mediastinotomy

Information about your surgical lung biopsy

Information about pectus excavatum or carinatum repair

Information about pleurectomy for pneumothorax

Information about lung resection by thoracotomy

General information about video-assisted ("keyhole") thoracic surgery or VATS

Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery Vats And Lung Resection

Enhanced Recovery Programme Anaesthesia For Thoracic Surgery

VTE

Smoking cessation

Epidurals and pain control

Links

Several charitable and voluntary organisations provide advice and support for patients with lung and other chest diseases.  We have included some relevant links below.

Patient support

Roy Castle http://www.roycastle.org/

Macmillan http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Professional and research

British Thoracic Society http://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/

British Lung Foundation http://www.lunguk.org/

Cancer Research UK at www.cancerresearchuk.org

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery at http://www.scts.org/

The National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses http://www.nlcfn.co.uk/