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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

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (ERD)

26 May 2020

People with a stoma may already have Electronic Prescribing set up with their Dispensing Appliance Contractor and may have signed a nomination form for Electronic prescriptions to have this set up with their DAC of choice. Please note that... Read more

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