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Clinical guide to surgical prioritisation during the coronavirus pandemic

27 Apr 2020

This guidance describes levels of surgical priority, covering all surgical specialties with the exception of obstetrics and gynaecology and ophthalmology. Click here  to view the full publication. Read more

NHS England - Speciality guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic

23 Apr 2020

Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic

Please click here to access the Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic Read more

Medical Device Regulation

17 Apr 2020

On 3 April the European Commission adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation to allow Member States, health institutions and economic operators to prioritise the fight against the COVID-19... Read more

Appliance Use Reviews

16 Apr 2020

There has been a verbal recommendation by NHSE/I, and BHTA endorses this recommendation, that all non-essential patient reviews are suspended at this time. This is to ensure that any transmission risks are mitigated to the patient, to your community... Read more

General FYI

15 Apr 2020

After a request from the patient groups please see a note aimed at patients concerning the guidance issued to GP’s and contractors by clicking here - are you going to print out the attached letter? And add that to the news bulletin? BHTA... Read more

Colorectal Cancer Pathway during COVID-19 Pandemic

15 Apr 2020

Joint ACPGBI, BSG and BSGAR considerations for adapting the rapid access colorectal cancer pathway during COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid access two week wait colorectal cancer referrals will continue. Changes to our usual... Read more

Stoma Patient Covid-19 Self Help Guide

01 Apr 2020

Endorsed by ASCN UK

ASCN UK are happy to share with you a Stoma Patient Self-Help guide for dealing with a Stoma during the Covid-19 pandemic - click here to access This was created by Jenny Williams, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trusts, and endorsed by... Read more

ASCN UK Hospital Directory

27 Mar 2020

We are delighted to advise that an updated version of the Hospital Directory is now available via the interactive map or a downloadable PDF. Please login to the members area to access the updated version of the ASCN UK Hospital... Read more

COVID-19 Resources

26 Mar 2020

Recent announcement from the ACPGBI on Colorectal Surgery

Many of you may well have already seen the recent announcement for ACPGBI regarding the latest advice for colorectal surgeons. Please click here to read the full statement. The main points to highlight are: Acute surgery priority Elective... Read more

Unrestricted access to the Cochrane Library

24 Mar 2020

Cochrane are offering temporary unrestricted access to the Cochrane Library to everyone in the world.   This is in response to the current global public health emergency and to ensure that all Cochrane evidence is accessible for all those... Read more

COVID-19 Guidance for SCN’s

24 Mar 2020

We at ASCN UK are thankful to all of you who are continuing to work through this crisis; we have never been in a situation like this before and will learn as we go along. I hope all of you and your families are keeping safe. Please follow the advice... Read more

Support from Colostomy UK during this concerning time - COVID-19

17 Mar 2020

Colostmy UK have a section of their website where you will be able to find up-to-date information that you may find useful. They are not the experts but would like to signpost you to the most accurate information, from the NHS and... Read more

BJN Awards 2020 - Postponed

17 Mar 2020

It is with regret that we must announce the postponement of the British Journal of Nursing Awards ceremony, which was scheduled to take place this Friday 20th March. As organisers, our number one priority is to ensure that we act in the best... Read more

GI COS Study

13 Mar 2020

Gastrointestinal Recovery Core Outcome Set (GI-COS): Tripartite 2020 Vision Study aims to produce an agreed core outcome set for the recovery of bowel function after gastrointestinal surgery and surgical disease to help standardise the design... Read more

WCET-ASCN UK Joint Congress

28 Feb 2020

Abstract Deadline extended until 29th March 2020

As members of the organising committee for this congress; we would like to strongly encourage all of our Members to consider submitting an abstract to this year’s conference.  In previous years the number of excellent and complex... Read more

Jean Preston Fund

31 Jan 2020

The Jean Preston Fund (JPF) enables any full member of ASCN UK to apply for an Educational Grant which can be used towards developing their personal knowledge or service to patients with a stoma. Funding is available for... Read more

Get Involved

14 Jan 2020

ASCN UK currently has two Area Representative vacancies and we are looking for people to join us in delivering the association’s objectives and assisting in the development of ASCN UK’ s future projects. Current... Read more

Stoma Care Competency Frameworks

06 Nov 2019

ASCN UK have complied and are happy to share with you the following competency Framework, these are in a format that can be downloaded and/or completed online. Stoma Care Competency Framework Band 2 Stoma Care Stoma Care Competency Framework... Read more

BJN Stoma Care Nurse of the Year – Accepting Nominations

03 Oct 2019

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... Read more

Condolences

21 May 2019

We would like to share ASCN UK’s condolences at the sad news of the passing of Jean Preston on Friday 17th May 2019. Jean Preston (RGN, SCN,Bsc Hons), was an eminent Stoma Care Nurse who dedicated her professional career to the care of... Read more