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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

Philip Salt Stoma Care Nurse of the Year Award 2020 Winner - Wendy Osborne

19 Nov 2020

CONGRATULATIONS 

Wendy has worked within the specialism of stoma care for approximately 25 years, initially as a clinical nurse specialist in Oxford, before moving to Cheltenham as Lead Nurse and currently at Coloplast Healthcare. During her 13 years with Coloplast,... Read more

Amended Regulations regarding AUR’s

17 Sep 2020

Following discussions with NHSE and NHSI and the DHSC, as of 1st September 2020, the Advanced and Enhanced Service Directions 2013 regulations has been amended to reflect two changes for Appliance Use Reviews (AURs): Permitting documented... Read more

WCET® Worldwide Education Webinar

27 Aug 2020

SAVE THE DATE

Join WCET® 28th October to 30th November for the WCET® Worldwide Education Webinar!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WCET® and ASCN UK agreed to regretfully postpone the October 2020 Congress in Glasgow to 3-6... Read more

Tenth Edition of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

29 Jul 2020

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures has recently been updated for the Tenth edition. This is a popular Manual used all over the world.  Jackie McPhail, Honorary Secretary ASCN UK, who has an Honorary Contract as a CNS Stoma... Read more

Introducing GINcast: the Gastrointestinal Nursing Podcast

27 Jul 2020

We would like to introduce you to GINcast: the Gastrointestinal Nursing Podcast—the first and only podcast for nurses working in gastroenterology, hepatology and stoma care. Over 18 years, the journal Gastrointestinal Nursing (GIN) has... Read more

6 NEW Clinical Guidelines Now Available to Download

22 Jul 2020

It gives us great pleasure to introduce an additional 6 NEW clinical guidelines to the stoma care fraternity and hope they will be of enormous benefit to nurses involved in the care of ostomates.  The six NEW guidelines were... Read more

6 education bursaries available from IA

30 Jun 2020

UEA Advanced Stoma Care Module (Level 7)

As part of IA’s commitment to the development of the specialist stoma care nursing role, IA is delighted to be funding 6 bursaries This module aims to advance stoma care knowledge across the four pillars of advanced practice... Read more

WCET® - ASCN UK Joint Congress Update

11 Jun 2020

Postponed until 3rd to 6th October 2021

We are pleased to announce that the WCET®-ASCN UK 2021 Joint Congress will be held Sunday-Wednesday, 3rd-6th October 2021 at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland.   This week Jen Wood, WCET® - ASCN UK... Read more

New article published in the Lancet makes interesting reading

02 Jun 2020

New research helping to inform healthcare staff about performing elective surgery in a Covid era - click here to view Read more