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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

Cardiff-based Nurses Receive Prestigious Award for Long Service

22 May 2018

Local nurses Pip Chandler and Lisa Leamon have been granted the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) Long Service Award for completing 21 years of continued service in community nursing. The QNI is a registered UK charity tracing its origins... Read more

Educational Funding for ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018

09 May 2018

Educational Funding for ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018 Have you talked to your hospital about the new changes to educational funding for your continuous education? Are you aware of the changes to your educational funding process? Do you know... Read more

Welcome to the May 2018 Edition of the ASCN UK Newsletter!

06 May 2018

ASCN UK will use this forum to share the latest conference news, important date reminders and interesting materials related to the theme of this year’s conference – ‘Breaking Barriers and Enhancing Relationships’ ... Read more

Thinking of writing an article for a professional journal?

18 Apr 2018

The British Journal of Nursing has published a free article for potential authors by John Fowler providing detailed assistance and tips on writing articles for professional journals. If this may be useful to you, we welcome you to have a... Read more

ASCN UK Committee Contribution to the British Journal of Nursing (BJN)

04 Apr 2018

ASCN UK Education Officer, Wendy Osborne and Chair, Maddie White have been contributing to the BJN’s Stoma Care Supplement in the development of research into parastomal hernias. Using a risk assessment tool for parastomal hernia... Read more