The Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Assistants (ACSA) is a professional body formed in 1997 in the United Kingdom. ACSA represents a body of non-medical practitioners: Surgical Care Practitioner, working in cardiothoracic surgery, performing a range of skilled interventions. ACSA supports its members by providing educational meetings, discussion forums, and professional advice, have access to a members' forum, archived educational material and members also have access to a dedicated website and generated newsletters. ACSA is affiliated within the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery, representing members’ views and interests within the Society. In conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery ACSA support in the undertaking of the joint examination for trainee Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioner at the end of 2 year training programme.
ACSA Secretary/Membership Chair