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70TH BAPS CONGRESS Nurse Education

08 Mar 2024

70TH BAPS CONGRESS Nurse Education Save The Date: Sheffield City Hall, 2nd July – Colorectal nursing lectures & workshops 3rd July – Specialised paediatric colorectal groups For more information visit: Save the Date... Read more

ACPGBI 2024 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

23 Jan 2024

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland are inviting you to present your research, quality improvement, or systematic review at the ACPGBI 2024 Annual Meeting in Wales on 1-3 July 2024. The ACPGBI say... Read more

Guts UK/Dr Falk 2024 Nurse Recognition Prize

11 Jan 2024

Dr Falk Pharma and Guts UK are currently inviting applications from gastroenterology (including hepatology and pancreatology) nurses working in primary or secondary care for a £1,000 prize in recognition of an innovation that has led to an... Read more

New handbook supports healthcare support workers throughout their career

29 Jun 2023

A new digital handbook for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) has been developed by NHS England elearning for healthcare in partnership with the London region HCSW programme team. The handbook serves as a ‘one stop shop’ of resources... Read more

Stoma Care Specialist Nursing: A Guide for Clinical Practice

15 Jun 2023

We are delighted to inform you that the ASCN UK textbook, Stoma Care Specialist Nursing: A Guide for Clinical Practice has been published by Springer. This book written and produced by Specialist Stoma Care Nurses in the UK and will undoubtedly... Read more

Wet Colostomy Guidelines updated

16 Jan 2023

ASCN UK is delighted to announce that there is a new update to the Wet Colostomy Guidelines These guidelines consist of information for patients and their families/carers on what to expect with a Colorectal: Pelvic Exenteration operation,... Read more

BNJ Stoma Care Nurse of the Year Award

05 Dec 2022

Nominations now open

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Statement from the ASCN UK Committee regarding the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep 2022

Statement from the ASCN UK Committee regarding the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II The ASCN UK Committee wish to express their sincerest sorrow at the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. Our sympathy is... Read more

Register now for ASCN UK 2022

13 Apr 2022

Register and submit your abstract!

ASCN UK 2022 Conference theme: Together Again - Demonstrating the Value of the Specialist Stoma Care Nurse We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference which will be held at the... Read more

ASCN UK Stoma Care Nursing Standards and Audit Tool available in the members area

13 Aug 2021

It is with great delight that the ASCN UK announce that the Stoma Care Nursing Standards and Audit Tool for the Newborn to the Elderly have been reviewed, and updated.  I would like to thank all of the committee, Wendy Osborne and the endorsing... Read more

ASCN UK Convexity Guidelines available in the members area

13 Jul 2021

ASCN UK is delighted to announce that there is a new addition to their Guidelines portfolio, the convexity guideline.   The use of Convexity is the latest recommendation to be included in the ever increasing catalogue of valuable resources... Read more

MHRA Register of Experts

04 Jun 2021

Message from Mark Grumbridge

My name is Mark Grumbridge and I am a senior clinical advisor at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom which is responsible... Read more

Pouch Patient Alert

28 May 2021

It has been brought to our attention that the producer of the Medina catheters in Europe intends to stop production in the near future. This will directly impact those with an Ileoanal Pouch or Kock Pouch, if they currently use Medina... Read more

ASCN UK Hospital Directory

10 May 2021

Updated 10th May 2021

ASCN UK have updated the printable version of the hospital directory. Members can access the hospital directory via the members area,  The hospitals are listed alphabetically within geographical areas for ease of reference with as many... Read more

IA Visitors Survey

29 Apr 2021

Long regarded as one of the cornerstones of IA, the opportunity to 'listen, inform and support' those who have had, or are considering, surgery to form an ileostomy or internal pouch, is a very important aspect of the support on offer from... Read more

WCET® - ASCN UK 2021 Joint Congress Update

17 Mar 2021

Postponed until 2024

It is with regret that we once again have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone the WCET®-ASCN UK 2021 Joint Congress, which was scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from 3 – 6 October 2021. The WCET®... Read more

Colostomy UK Telephone Befriending Service

19 Feb 2021

Colostomy UK are delighted to have launched our new Telephone Befriending Service thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This new service aims to support ostomates who... Read more

STOPPS study: STOma formation - the Perception of Patients and Surgeons on communication

11 Feb 2021

During a Delphi exercise conducted by the Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland, it was found that many patients were unsatisfied with the communication around stoma formation and felt that it was considered, and as such, discussed... Read more

BJN Awards 2021 Deadline Extended

15 Dec 2020

Monday 11th January 2021

The BJN Awards looks to commemorate hard work, dedication and achievement within the nursing community. If you feel that you or a colleague have gone the extra mile this year to deliver the best possible support to patients, improved patient's... Read more

New Guidelines Available for Download

03 Dec 2020

We are delighted to present three new clinical guidelines in 2020. These are on ileo-anal pouches, Koch pouches and pyoderma gangrenosum. Two of these were presented at the 2020 virtual conference which you can access on demand via the Virtual... Read more