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National update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Anne Trotter, Assistant Director, Education and Standards at the Nursing and Midwifery Council spoke at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference on:

  • learning from the revalidation pilot sites
  • taking forward the recommendations for a system of revalidation
  • planning for the changes at a local level
  • how will an organisation ensure that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code?
  • nursing revalidation, specialist nursing practice and advanced roles
  • how will the quality of appraisal and revalidation recommendations, and the confirmer role be assured and inspected?


Anne discussed how there maybe room for future improvement in the way we revalidate but this is the starting point.  Anne said the pilot sites were selected to cover a diverse range of roles and organisations to see where changes and pitfalls may be.  At the same time a project was carried out to monitor the impact on employers and cost.  Anne said there can be set up investment that employers may want to do, but it is the responsibility of the individual to revalidate.  Anne advised the audience to get ready now, saying; "today's conference counts as participatory learning."  She encouraged everyone to record what they are already doing, she said; "you're doing it anyway, so record, reflect and share."  Anne said; "it's not something you can do the night before, you would fail, you've got to be thinking about collecting your evidence over the 3 year period."

Anne finished by saying; "we need to dispel the fear, keep looking at the resources, don't leave it too late and gather your evidence...register online, get your revalidation date, book your appraisal"

Anne presented on behalf of Jackie Smith Chief Executive at the NMC, Jackie's full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Future conferences of interest:

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 10 February 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Thursday 10 March 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Demonstrating and Expanding Nursing Competence
Friday 11 March 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

In-depth legal masterclass: Informed Consent After Lanarkshire
Tuesday 12 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Safe Staffing Summit: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Tuesday 12 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: jackie-smith_1297.pdf

20 January 2016

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