Stoma Care Competency Frameworks

ASCN UK have complied and are happy to share with you the following competency Framework, these are in an format that can be downloaded and/or completed online.

  • Stoma Care Competency Framework Band 2 Stoma Care
  • Stoma Care Competency Framework Band 4 Stoma Care
  • Stoma Care Competency Framework Band 6 Stoma Care
  • Stoma Care Competency Framework Band 7 Stoma Care

Please visit the members area to access these.  If you would like printed version pleae contact

BJN Stoma Care Nurse of the Year – Accepting Nominations

The formation of a stoma can be a distressing and painful experience for a patient. The stoma care nurse plays a vital role in ensuring they are well informed and after care is managed appropriately. The BJN Stoma Care Nurse of the Year award champions these nurses and the excellent work they are doing in looking after these patients.

For this category, please consider:

  • What has this nurse contributed to stoma care nursing?
  • How has this contribution impacted patient care?
  • How can this contribution benefit stoma care nursing as a whole?
  • What evidence (if any) is there to support this contribution?


Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Has the candidate has achieved something special in her/his nursing career and hasit benefited patient care?
  • Does the candidate demonstrate a particular individual approach to patients using the essentials of compassionate care and best evidence?
  • Has the candidate introduced or developed an innovative or creative idea that clearly shows her/his nursing care has gone that little bit further than just ‘doing a good job’?
  • Does the candidate’s subject area for the award fit into the appropriate category?
  • Is there written evidence or a description of the nurse’s achievement that can be backed up by further evidence and proof of implementation?

Click here to enter your nomination, entries will close on 19th November 2019.

Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 20th March 2020.

Congratulations to Andrew Bird on winning BJN’s Stoma Care Nurse of the Year

We would like to congratulate Andrew Bird, Nottingham University Hospitals, on his recent success at the BJN Awards.  Andrew was awarded the BJN’s Stoma Care Nurse of the Year award at the awards ceremony earlier this month.  ASCN UK’s Chair, Maddie White, was delighted to be there to present Andrew with his deserving award.

Congratulations also go to the runner up’s:

  • Second place: Annalyn Manalastas, Coloplast Ltd
  • Third place: Amanda Gunning, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Market Research

It has come to our attention that there is a Market Research Company called Healthcare Fieldwork, who may contact you to ask you to take part in some research.  In addition to the payment to the nurse, that they would give £10 towards ASCN UK for each nurse who takes part.

ASCN UK would like to ensure that you were aware that they have not sought or gained our approval to do this.  ASCN UK have not endorsed this research nor given approval for them to contact you.

It is entirely up to you in your professional capacity if you wish to take part, however, any nurse who takes part should ensure that this is not done in their NHS or company work time unless expressly permitted by their manager, especially as the research company are paying the nurse.  Also know that the research is not endorsed by ASCN UK.

ASCN UK are going to request that the member companies of the BHTA are aware that any future research with Healthcare Fieldwork, involving our charity name must be approved by ourselves first.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to one of the committee.

Colostomy UK are looking for a Finance Trustee / Treasurer

Colostomy UK are looking for a Finance Trustee / Treasurer. someone who has a recognised accounting qualification, bringing with them a wealth of experience. As a trustee you will give direction to our charity and along with other trustees are ultimately responsible for its activities. Please be aware this is an unpaid role, however expenses will be covered.

For further information please email or call 0118 939 1537