9th National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference

Best practice for improving quality of life

Session 1 9:00AM - 10:40AM
Chair: Jennie Burch, Head of GI Nurse Education, St Mark’s Hospital 

Session 2 11:10AM - 12:50PM
Chair: Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer, University of Derby 

Session 3 1:50PM - 3:30PM
Chair: Jennie Burch, Head of GI Nurse Education, St Mark’s Hospital 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Classifying and describing peristomal skin complications

Wendy Osborne, Clinical Lead, Coloplast

In highlighting the prevalence and incidence of peristomal skin complications, the importance of describing the appearance of the skin is justified as the first step in the peristomal skin assessment.  To assist in provision of a structured and consistent use of terminology, the acronym of P.L.A.C.E.D is proposed.  This ASCN UK initiated tool acts as a prompt to capture ‘what you see’.

An overview of peristomal skin assessment tools are identified to provide scoring of the severity and extent of the peristomal complication.  Based on a literature review the five key classifications are identified.  However, the presentation emphasises the need for advanced specialist holistic assessment which is essential to consider the cause and ultimate classification of the peristomal skin complication.

9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Autoimmune Liver Disease

Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer/Academic, University of Derby

  • Overview of three autoimmune liver diseases
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Examining the disease process and treatment of these conditions

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Pioneering for patients: advancing expectations for treatment success in ulcerative colitis - Sponsored by Galapagos

Dr.Nick Powell, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr.Rachel Cooney, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Prof. Jimmy Limdi, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Discussion with Dr Rachel Cooney and Dr Nick Powell on the ‘remission revolution: defining new goal for patients with UC’ and an exciting deep-dive with Prof. Jimmy Limdi on ‘exploring the evolutions in technology to support patient-centric care'

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break

11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Green Endoscopy – Managing Sustainability & Environmental Impact

Leigh Donnelly, Endoscopy Education & Development Lead, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

A practical session exploring how we can start a sustainable journey and make positive changes within our Endoscopy departments.

12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

How well do you know Helicobacter Pylori?

Sara Santos, Senior Nurse Endoscopist, St. Thomas’ Hospital

In this session, we will go through a study case, deconstructing myths and pathophysiology related to Helicobacter Pylori, while reflecting on clinical decision making, patient management and follow up.

2:35 PM - 3:15 PM

Reassessing value in IBD services: clinical freedom and shared decision-making for optimal care - Sponsored by Janssen

Lisa Younge, IBD Nurse Consultant, St Mark's Hospital, Harrow

Angela Chana, Lead Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Pharmacist, St Mark’s Hospital

After attending this symposium, you should be able to:
  • Understand what ‘value’ in the NHS and to patients means
  • Apply this understanding to enable clinical freedom and enhance shared decision making
  • Support patients to receive optimal care

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM

Afternoon Break

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM

Surveillance and monitoring for gastrointestinal disease (group discussion)