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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


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

Spring 2019 Newsletter

01 Apr 2019

Please see our Spring 2019 Newsletter below. PDF Download Read more

Congratulations to Andrew Bird on winning BJN's Stoma Care Nurse of the Year

28 Mar 2019

We would like to congratulate Andrew Bird, Nottingham University Hospitals, on his recent success at the BJN Awards.  Andrew was awarded the BJN’s Stoma Care Nurse of the Year award at the awards ceremony earlier this month.  ASCN... Read more

Market Research

21 Mar 2019

It has come to our attention that there is a Market Research Company called Healthcare Fieldwork, who may contact you to ask you to take part in some research.  In addition to the payment to the nurse, that they would give £10 towards... Read more

Colostomy UK are looking for a Finance Trustee / Treasurer

28 Feb 2019

Colostomy UK are looking for a Finance Trustee / Treasurer. someone who has a recognised accounting qualification, bringing with them a wealth of experience. As a trustee you will give direction to our charity and along with other trustees are... Read more

ASCN UK 2019 - Abstract Submission Now Open

11 Feb 2019

Please visit for more details and to submit your abstract. ASCN UK 2019 will take place at the ICC Wales, Newport form Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th September 2019, registration is open. Key... Read more

ASCN UK Conference 2019 Dates

24 Aug 2018

We are delighted to share that the ASCN UK Annual Conference 2019 will take place from Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th September 2019, at the ICC Wales, Newport. For more information please visit Read more

Advanced Stoma Care Module at University of East Anglia now open for applications

26 Jun 2018

The long awaited Level 7 online Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia is now open for applications! The online course will commence in January 2019 and can be taken as a stand-alone option offering 40 credits. To apply or... Read more

ASCN UK Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia

23 May 2018

Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia We are pleased to report fantastic progress with the development of the new online 40-credit level 7 module ‘Advanced Stoma Care’ with the University of East Anglia... Read more