Meet the ASCN UK Committee, their roles in the Association and their professional background.
|Maddie has over 25 years of stoma care nursing experience and as such felt that she would be able to offer her clinical experience to ASCN UK and the post of Chair would be a challenge which would help to develop her professionally as a result.
Maddie spent the first 12 months as Shadow Chair on the committee, understanding the structure and function of the organisation and the support provided by In Conference in preparation for an annual conference. It was also valuable to understand the various roles of the committee and how vital these were to the running of a Charitable organisation such as ASCN UK, providing support and education with the development of stoma care nurses in mind.
The Role of the Chairperson & International Delegate
|Angie is currently the Vice Chairperson for ASCN. She was elected in 2016. Angie has over 25 years experience working within the specialist sphere of stoma/colorectal nursing. Has a keen interest in ileo-anal pouch reconstruction surgery and quality of life, that was the subject for her MSc thesis. Angie has previously been the Chairperson of WCET UK from 2003-2007.
Angie has worked for Salts Healthcare since 2012, as their Clinical Lead for Innovation. RGN (1989)
MSc Nurse Practitioner
BSc (Hons) (Colorectal)
ENB 216 1995
The Role of the Vice Chairperson
|Wendy has held the position of Educational committee member for the last 7 years. During this time she has been influential in developing and co-ordinating publication of the ASCN UK National Stoma Care Standards and Clinical Guidelines; as well as having a particular interest in prevention and management of parastomal hernia’s. Wendy is passionate in striving to raise the profile of stoma care nursing through education and improving patient outcomes.
Having worked within the field of gastro-intestinal and colorectal nursing for over 27 years , as a colorectal ward sister, she specialised in Stoma Care in 2007. Wendy joined Coloplast Ltd. as the first Nurse Manager and is now the Clinical Lead for the company.
Wendy Osborne (Clinical Nurse Specialist Stoma Care) Clinical Lead, Coloplast
MSc Advanced Nursing Studies (2006);
ENB 216 Stoma Care Nursing (1999);
The Role of the Honorary Education Officer
|Gill has held the position of Honorary Treasurer ASCN UK since 2016. Having worked in the field of stoma care since 1982, Gill completed her ENB 216 Stoma Care Nursing at Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing in Birmingham, followed by the Advanced Stoma Care course at Salford Manchester, in 1984.
Before ASCN UK became a separate organisation, Gill was Hon. Secretary for WCET UK for 5 years, between 1985 – 1990. Gill joined SecuriCare (Medical) Ltd. in 2013 and leads the clinical services function for the organisation.
Gill Little, Clinical Services Director, SecuriCare (Medical) Ltd.
RN, RM, DMS, ENB 216
The Role of the Honorary Treasurer
|Jackie McPhail |
|Jackie qualified as nurse in 1983 and has been specialised in Stoma Care since 1985. She obtained a diploma in Marketing and then completed a masters module in Stoma Care and obtained a Post Grad Certificate in Advanced Practice (Nursing). Jackie has worked for Hollister for almost 32 years and is currently a Clinical Services Manager at Hollister and Honorary SCN at Royal Marsden Hospital. Jackie has a passion for Stoma Care and has brought this onto ASCN UK as the current Honorary Secretary!
The Role of the Honorary Secretary