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Katerina Kolyva speaks on nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

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Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice opened todays Nurse Appraisal and Revalidaton conference with an update from the NMC

The NMC revalidation timeline is as follows

development/consultation on revalidation (and Code) – 2014
revalidation piloting – spring 2015
piloting assessed – Sept 2015
launch of revalidation – end 2015

Katerina said the NMC are now testing the model, the pilot sites which will cover a range of settings - not just NHS Trusts but smaller organisations such as GP practices, prisons etc, the pilot sites will be announced shortly in October 2014.

Katerina highlighted the revalidation principles:

-Benefits to reflect public protection
-Aligned to current legislation and renewal process
-Self-declaration with third party confirmation 
-Can be a by-product of an existing employer process aligned to appraisals
-Phased approach and proportionate model integrating political context on four country level
-Audit and evaluation at each phase

Katerina discussed the revalidation challenges and discussed their impact: potential impact on the system
transition from; prep standards to revalidation (first three years); differing or no appraisal systems in place; varied employment settings and scope of practice; and flexibility of third party confirmation.

Katerina concluded the presentation by focusing on the Code Revision. The key areas for revision being:

-Professional accountability and using social media responsibly
-Multidisciplinary teams, communication and language proficiency
-involving patients, families and carers in care and treatment decisions
-Confidentiality and sharing information
-Record keeping, prescribing, managing medicines and minimising risk

During questions Katerina also confirmed that there would be a self assessment tool for nursing revalidation which would be made available from November 2014.

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Events of Interest:

Advancing IV Therapy
Wednesday 17 September 2014, London
Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Wednesday 24 September 2014, London
Demonstrating and Expanding Nursing Competence
Thursday 2 October 2014, Birmingham
Delivering a 7 Day Health Service
Monday 6 October 2014, London
Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services
Tuesday 14 October 2014, London
Effective Ward Manager
Thursday 16 October 2014, London

Download: Katerina Kolyva Presentation

12 September 2014


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