RCN Gastrointestinal Nursing Forum newsletter                                     Issue 3: Autumn 2012  
Chair's update
Your committee members have been working hard to represent your concerns at a national level. Hear what's going on across the UK and how the Gastrointestinal Nursing Forum has been involved.
Read Isobel Mason's message 

NICE work

Clinical nurse specialist Jose Bennell talks about of her experience of professional development through working with NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
What did it involve?
Continence conference
Time is running out to book your place at the RCN Continence Forum conference. What's In, What's Out, What Nurses Want to Shout About: Research in Continence Care takes place on 15-16 November in Birmingham.

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NICE quality standard for colorectal cancer
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has developed a new quality standard for colorectal cancer. 
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Your forum

Chair: Isobel Mason

Editor: Michelle Clayton

Adviser: Rose Gallagher

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Award-winning forum members

Marion O'Connor (centre) won the Gastrointestinal Nursing nurse of the year award for her innovative approach to IBD services, empowering patients by setting up a patient panel. Helen Bremner, a community clinical nurse hypnotherapist, won the Gastrointestinal Nursing patient care award for singlehandedly setting up the UK's only community IBS hypnotherapy service. Brigitte Collins, a lead biofeedback nurse specialist, won the British Journal of Nursing continence nurse of the year award.

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UK IBD audit news
Results are in from the third round of the UK inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) audit, and plans are underway to  improve the methodology used in round four.
Read the key findings
Genetics education
Michelle Madeley, Publications Specialist and Events Manager for the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre, offers an insight into how the centre can assist you and your patients.
Take a tour of resources
IBD standards group: your forum representing you
The political agenda for secondary care of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has changed dramatically over the last six years.
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Enhanced recovery and stoma care

Enhanced recovery after surgery is a "fast track" approach to surgery, using evidence-based elements to reduce both hospital stay length and postoperative complications.

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Liver care learning sessions  

NHS Liver Care is hosting a series of one-day liver care learning sessions

for primary care professionals.

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NHS Liver Care website

NHS Liver Care has changed its web address and is using the URL that we gave you in our last newsletter for its e-newsletter.

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