Confirmed invited speakers ‘breaking barriers and enhancing relations’ with more to come

ASCN UK 2018 speakers have been invited around the theme ‘Breaking Barriers and Enhancing Relationships’ which will focus on the many critical issues surrounding healthy relationships for all who are affected by and operate within, the stoma care community. To see the current programme, click here.

More news will follow, but in the meantime, meet our confirmed invited speakers:

Lorraine Grover - Psychosexual Nurse Specialist
'Sexual function and colorectal patients: How can stoma care nurses help their patients overcome sexual function issues during and after treatment?'


Lorraine helps men and women overcome difficulties with sexual function. Patients undergoing stoma formation frequently experience psychosexual issues. How do we address these concerns or initiate the discussion during busy clinics? Do you know who to refer your patients on to if they are experiencing difficulties with their sexual function?
Lesley Dibley - Reader in Nursing Research and Education, University of Greenwich and Barts Health NHS Trust
'Patients’ anticipations and realities of living with a stoma for IBD'


Lesley Dibley is a qualitative researcher who primarily explores patients’ experiences of living with chronic illness. Her PhD addressed patients’ experiences of stigma in IBD, and generated follow-on research, including decision-making about, and adjustment to, an intestinal stoma. Lesley has over 30 publications, and several national and international conference presentations.
Mr Pardeep Kumar - Consultant Urological Surgeon, The Royal Marsden Hospital
'Urinary diversion following Total Pelvic Exenteration'


Mr Pardeep Kumar is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospital. His practice encompasses pelvic oncology; he treats urological, colorectal, pelvic sarcoma and gynaecological malignancy. He utilises minimally invasive techniques (including robotics) as well as open surgery to remove cancers and reconstruct the urinary tract. He was trained in London with fellowship experience in the US and Egypt.
Carolyn Swash - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Stoma Care
'Bridging the Dementia Gap in Stoma Care'


Qualified in 1989, i have been working within the field of stoma care full time since 2004. I have experience of working both within the NHS and Industry. I am a nurse independent prescriber as well as an area rep for ASCN.
Michaela Parker RGN - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Stoma Care
'Bridging the Dementia Gap in Stoma Care'


I have been a stoma care nurse for almost 15 years now, originally working at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, caring for ostomists with both faecal and urological stomas (including nephrostomies).

During this time, I have experienced stoma care in both primary and secondary care settings, employed by the NHS and now industry.

My current post incorporates research, development and innovation within the stoma care speciality.

I am also an ASCN area representative (East Midlands Region).

ASCN UK Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia

Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia

We are pleased to report fantastic progress with the development of the new online 40-credit level 7 module ‘Advanced Stoma Care’ with the University of East Anglia (UEA). The module, taken together with the core module ‘Using Evidence to Lead and Enhance Practice’ will enable students to step off the programme with a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Advanced Professional Practice, or to continue towards the 3-year MSc in Advanced Professional Practice. ‘Using Evidence to Lead and Enhance Practice’ will be available online in September 2018, providing an excellent foundation for ‘Advanced Stoma Care’, which aims to launch in January 2019.

The Advanced Stoma Care module is now fully mapped for content and module organiser, Dr Gabby Thorpe, is currently reviewing potential resources, exploring innovative ways to achieve the learning outcomes and, in liaison with ASCN, making contact with surgeons and nurses across the UK with an invitation to get involved. Next steps involve a lot of recording, both on-campus in the UEA film studio and with support from the UEA Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, and off-campus, capturing professionals talking ‘in conversation’ with Gabby about their areas of expertise. This includes sharing tips for best practice as well as highlighting new developments, which are likely to become part of routine practice in the future. Keep an eye on the ASCN (UK) website for more information.

For those interested in undertaking the PGCert or stand-alone module, please email Gabby on gabrielle.thorpe@uea.ac.uk to make enquires and, if you wish, to be placed on a mailing list, so you can be the first to know when applications are open. The cost for the whole PGCert is likely to be around £2500 or £1600 for the Advanced Stoma Care module alone, but exact costs are still to be confirmed.  ASCN UK is keen to support members financially to undertake the PGCert and we encourage you to apply for part or full funding via the Jean Preston Fund (click here for more info) well in advance to ensure the funds are in place.

 

For more information, please contact Dr Gabby Thorpe on gabrielle.thorpe@uea.ac.uk

Educational Funding for ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018

Educational Funding for ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018

–> Have you talked to your hospital about the new changes to educational funding for your continuous education?

–> Are you aware of the changes to your educational funding process?

–> Do you know who you should be talking to and what you should be talking about?

Click here to answer all your questions.

Funding for conference can be gained by the Jean Preston Fund!