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ASCN UK Committee


Maddie White



Angie Perrin

Vice Chairperson


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

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Jennie Burch

Education Officer


Jennie qualified as a nurse in 1995 and has worked in St Marks Hospital near London, since 1998. Initially working as a specialist stoma care nurse and currently as head of gastrointestinal nurse education. During this time Jennie has completed a degree and a masters in gastrointestinal nursing.

Jennie has written for several nursing journals and is on the educational board for a nursing journal. She has also been involved in several books: writing, editing and revising several.

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Jackie McPhail

Honorary Secretary


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!

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Andrew Bird

Honorary Treasurer


Andrew became a Registered Nurse in 2002 and has since gained experience within colorectal surgery, critical care and pain management before taking on the role of Lead Stoma Care Nurse at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC)  in Nottingham in 2015.

Since then, he has worked with ostomates, nurses, industry and support groups towards improving the lives of those living with a stoma. He has been involved with ASCN UK as an area representative and with WCET scientific committee prior to becoming Honorary Treasurer for ASCN in 2019.

Andrew was awarded the British Journal of Nursing Stoma Care Nurse of the Year award 2019 for his work in developing a seven day stoma care service at the QMC. 2019 also saw Andrew become the Clinical Lead for Connect Prescription Services at Fittleworth Medical Limited.


Past & Present Committee members


  • Judy Hanley (Shadow chair) 2012, (Chair) 2013 - 2016
  • Maddie White (Shadow Chair) 2016, (Chair) 2017 – current

Vice Chair

  • Gilly Tomsett 2013 - 2016
  • Angie Perrin 2017 – current

Education Officer

  • Wendy Osborne 2011 – 2019
  • Jennie Burch 2020 - current


  • Jules Plumb 2010-2014
  • Simon Turley 2014 - 2018
  • Jackie McPhail 2018 – current


  • Rebecca Davenport 2011 - 2016
  • Gill Little 2017 – 2019
  • Andrew Bird 2020 current