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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

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

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

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

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

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

BJN - The Awards 2018

23 Oct 2017

Do any of your colleagues deserve recognition? Have they excelled in clinical practice? The BJN Awards celebrate and reward excellence in clinical nursing. The awards recognise the immense talent, professionalism and innovation among the... Read more