CNS & Allied Health Professionals

Mission Statement

The AUGIS CNS/AHP council is made up of CNSs and dietitians regional representatives who work in Upper GI Surgery and share a common interest in the improving patient services and professional support through national collaboration.  The aims of the group are to:

  • Raise the profile of AHPs and CNSs in this field and to ensure that these roles are  reflected across all aspects of AUGIS work
  • To establish a wider network of CNSs and AHPs working in Upper GI surgery across the UK and Ireland, to work collaboratively to:
  • Develop resources (patient information leaflets, diet sheets)
  • Develop best practice guidance and consensus statements
  • Provide professional support through a forum where questions and queries can be proposed and discussed
  • Establish a programme of CNS/AHP educational events to support the training and development of junior CNS and AHPs new to the area.


The past year

We know that our Allied Health Professionals and CNS' have worked incredibly hard over the last year or so, with teams recovering from the impact of the 3rd wave, colleagues hit with COVID, self-isolation and redeployment, whilst often having to work over multiple sites. In addition we know that staff are being encouraged to use up annual leave entitlements so the profession are as a whole very stretched. 

We will be updating this page with further information on courses and events, useful links for members. 

Please contact the AUGIS office if you would like to be involved with the AHP and CNS Committee by emailing:

Directors of AHP & CNS

Anne Phillips

Bernadette Fairley

Liz Ward

Committee Members