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Katerina Kolyva NMC gives an update for Ward Managers on nursing appraisal and revalidation

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice, The Nursing and Midwifery Council gives an updated for Ward Managers on nursing appraisal and revalidation at today conference. In her presentation Katerina discusses:

  • the appraisal process for nurses and how this will feed into revalidation
  • developing competence and insight through appraisal    
  • looking forward to nursing revalidation: the new code, national update and pilot site developments

Katerina Kolyva full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

In her presentation Katerina stated: 

“The Code aims to:

  • Remain relevant – it was last updated in 2008 and since then society has changed, along with public expectations of nursing and midwifery practice.
  • Align with health regulatory processes across the UK and respond to high-profile reports on the state of health and social care provision in the UK.
  • Acknowledge and regulate the changing, and wider role, of nurses and midwives in the UK.”

“Every three years, at the point of their renewal of registration, nurses and midwives will need to show that, as a professional, they are living by the Code’s standards of practice and behaviour. This process is called revalidation and it builds on the current Prep requirements. Participation is on an on-going basis rather than a point in time assessment. Nurses and midwives will need to meet a range of requirements, designed to show that they are keeping up to date and practise safely and effectively. Revalidation is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives. It is not an assessment of a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise.”

“Revalidation aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the Code and professional standards expected of nurses and midwives;
  • Allow nurses and midwives to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and demonstrate that they are ‘living’ these standards;
  • Encourage nurses and midwives to stay up to date in their professional practice;
  • Encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement;
  • Encourage nurses and midwives to engage in professional networks and discussions about their practice; and
  • Strengthen public confidence in the nursing and midwifery profession.

Overall, revalidation should lead to improved practice and therefore public protection benefits.”

“Provisional revalidation requirements include:

  • Practice hours
  • Continuing professional development
  • Practice-related feedback
  • Written reflective accounts
  • Reflective discussion
  • Health and character
  • Professional indemnity arrangement
  • Confirmation
  • Keeping a portfolio”

“In September the programme boards in each of the four countries will provide their recommendations on revalidation readiness. On 8 October the NMC Council will make a decision about taking revalidation forward. It has been proposed that the first nurses and midwives to revalidate will be those with a renewal date in April 2016. All nurses and midwives should familiarise themselves with the revalidation requirements and start to develop their portfolio now.”

Katerina Kolyva Biography

Dr Katerina Kolyva leads on revalidation, education, standards development, quality assurance of education and midwifery supervision. Her key focus is on the delivery of the education strategy and the revalidation model.

Katerina has been a senior policy adviser on health and social policy for the European Commission and European Parliament. In that role she contributed to policy implementation in the fields of education, health, research and development. In 2004, Katerina was invited to lead the business strategy of a network of European nursing regulators.

Katerina holds a PhD in European studies and has lectured on policy and project management.

 Future events of interest:

Nursing Appraisal & Revalidation & Implementing the New NMC Code of Practice
Monday 19 October 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nurse Clinics 2015
Thursday 19 November 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 24 November 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles
Wednesday 2 December 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Metrics for Quality: Measuring quality in nursing and monitoring progress against the 6Cs
Monday 7 December 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Managing and Reducing Bank and Agency Staff in Nursing
Tuesday 19 January 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation & implementing the New NMC Code of Practice
Wednesday 20 January 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London


Download: Katerina Kolyva full presentation

14 September 2015

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