GI courses 2013 - 2014

It can sometimes be difficult to keep up with professional education.  The RCN has free development available to members but for specific gastrointestinal courses the following might be of use to you.  If you know of other courses please let us know.

Disclaimer: Please note that these details are provided for information only. Courses listed on this page are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the RCN.

One day study day

National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference, Using 21st century innovations to improve patient outcomes on 31st January 2014, CBI Centre

This CPD certified conference brings together experts in the field of gastrointestinal medicine to discuss the central issues and practical management of stoma care, IBD and endoscopy.

Attending the National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference will help you to:

For more information see the website at http://www.mahealthcareevents.co.uk.

Inherited bowel cancer syndromes – the essential guide, Thursday 6 February 2014

St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, NW London Hospitals NHS Trust

A study day on 'Inherited bowel cancer syndromes' is being held at St Mark's Hospital on Thursday 6 February, 2014.

The day will provide an essential guide on how to identify and refer patients who may have polyposis or a Lynch syndrome. It is aimed at colorectal nurse specialists wanting a refresher on genetics, patterns of inheritance, medical management of those patients and the role of regional genetics centres.

Cost: £120 for the day, including lunch


09.25 Welcome and introductions, Chair

09.30 A brief overview of the St Mark’s Polyposis Registry, Professor Sue Clark

09.45 Refresher on genetics, Kay Neale
11.00 Lynch Syndromes: aetiology, prevention, clinical presentation and management, Carole Cummings

11.45 Polyposis syndromes, Muditha Samarasinghe

13.40 Why family matters?, Patricia McGinty
14.20 Follow-up and surveillance, Vicky Cuthill
15.00 Genetic services : what help is available, Carole Cummings
15.20 Case scenarios: applying theory to practice

16.20 Summary of Day, Chair

To book your place please call the St Mark's Academic Institute by calling: +44 (0)20 8235 4046/8 or email nwlhtr.StMarksAcademicInstitute@nhs.net

King's College London courses

Liver disease and transplantation course for nurses
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College London

This course, which involves six study days over a 12 week period, focuses on liver anatomy and physiology, investigations, biochemistry, specific diseases of the liver, complications, management and transplantation. A variety of teaching methods are employed, including classroom teaching, case studies, scenarios, group discussion and electronic learning programmes. Current evidence and research underpins all aspects of the course in order to promote evidence based practice. The role of the nurse in the care of patients with liver disease is the main focus, thus aiming to both develop expertise and promote the highest standards of patient care, both in the liver specialist wards and general ward environments.

The course is led by Danielle Fullwood who is a Lecturer Practitioner working between King’s College Hospital (KCH) and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kings College London.

For more information on the course as well as details of how to apply please visit the Kings College London website

Accredited by Birmingham City University

Foundations in practice development in Stoma Care. Level 5 (Diploma)

A six day course of which the first five days are residential. Day six is 12 weeks later at the end of the module.
This is taught at diploma level for health care professionals, especially nurses who see stomas in their everyday working life on any ward and in the community.

Number of course students - 12 per intake. Course assignment is a 2,500 reflective essay at 15 credits.
Courses are in February each year.

Please apply to;
Angela Dean,Course Administrator,
Dansac Ltd,
James Hall, St  Ives Business Park,
Parsons Green,
St Ives,
Cambs, PE27 4AA.

An advanced approach to stoma care management. Level 6 (Degree)

A six day course of which the first five are residential. Day six is 12 weeks later at the end of the module.
This is taught at degree level for health care professionals who are looking to move into a nurse specialist post in stoma care or have newly gone into post.

Number of students per course -12 per intake. Course assignments are a poster and 750 word abstract at 15 credits.
Courses are in September each year.

Please apply to;
Angela Dean, Course Administrator,
Dansac Ltd,
James Hall, St Ives Business Park,
Parsons Green,
St Ives,
Cambs, PE27 4AA.

Colorectal Cancer care for advanced practice.  Level 7 (Masters)

30 credits.  A six day course in two blocks; which are residential. Course assignment is a 5000 word report.

Please apply to;
Angela Dean, Course Administrator,
Dansac Ltd,
James Hall, St Ives Business Park,
Parsons Green,
St Ives,
Cambs, PE27 4AA.

Health care assistant course

This course is for HCAs and is undertaken at the practitioners own hospital. Their stoma care nurse will be the mentor.
The course is of 3 months duration with 4 modules to be completed.

There is a life long APEL qualification at the end currently issued by City and Guilds.There are 6 credits at QCF level.

Please apply to;
Kirsty Stronge, Course Administrator,
Dansac Ltd,
James Hall, St Ives business Park,
St Ives,
Cambs, PE27 4AA.

There are also master classes run at St Marks Hospital and sponsored by Dansac in:

Enterocutaneous Fistula.

Ileal anal pouch Dermatology and stoma care.

Cancer Nursing courses

Cancer Nursing provides free courses that are managed by an educational charity at www.cancernursing.org 

Universities that have also provided courses include

University of Birmingham at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk  

Bucks New University email ask@bucks.ac.uk

University of Hull at www2.hull.ac.uk

University of Leeds at www.leeds.ac.uk

University of Liverpool at www.liv.ac.uk

University of Salford, Manchester at www.salford.ac.ukCourse