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Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles

Wednesday 2 December 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles

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On the 8 October 2015 the NMC “made the decision to introduce revalidation for all nurses and midwives in the UK: the most significant change to regulation in a generation.” Nursing and Midwifery Council, October 2015

“Revalidation means that everyone on the register will have to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are able to deliver care in a safe, effective and professional way. All nurses and midwives will have to show they are staying up to date in their practice and living the values of the Code, by reflecting on their practice and engaging in discussions with colleagues. For the first time, they will also have to obtain confirmation that they have met all the requirements before they apply to renew their place on the register every three years....We tested revalidation in 19 sites across the UK, and we are confident that it is achievable, effective and realistic. Nurses and midwives who piloted the model believe that it will deliver real benefits in raising standards and protecting the public... Nearly 16,000 nurses and midwives will be the first to revalidate in April 2016. All 685,000 nurses and midwives on the NMC’s register will go through the new process as their registration becomes due for renewal over the course of the next three years.” Nursing and Midwifery Council 8th October 2015

This important and timely conference will focus on the development of Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles. With nurses increasingly taking on advanced skills such as assessment, diagnosis, ordering an interpretation of tests, prescribing, treatment decisions and referral within nurse led clinics and services it is essential that nursing revalidation will ensure the safe regulation of specialist practice and advanced roles.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has committed to introduce revalidation by April 2016 to enhance public protection. Through national updates and case studies including NMC revalidation pilot sites the conference will help you prepare for nursing revalidation in your own advanced nursing practice and for the advanced and senior nurses working with in your organisation. Case studies will focus on demonstrating competence in advanced practice roles for appraisal and revalidation including detailed extended sessions on competency development for new roles, demonstrating competence in nurse diagnosis including ordering and interpretation of investigations including x-rays, demonstrating continued competence in prescribing, working autonomously and running services and improving the quality of nursing appraisal with reference to specialist and advanced roles to meet revalidation requirements. The conference will look at the role and responsibilities of senior nurses charged with confirming revalidation for advanced nurses, including competence, practicalities and implications for getting it wrong. 

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