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Katerina Kolyva NMC gives National Update on nursing appraisal & revalidation

Katerina Kolyva Director of Continued Practice at The Nursing and Midwifery Council gives National Update on Nursing appraisal & revalidation at today's conference. Katerina discussed:

  • revalidation update
  • Nursing Revalidation, Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles
  • developments from the revalidation pilot sites
  • how will an organisation ensure that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code?
  • planning for the changes at a local level
  • how do you demonstrate quality and safety in advanced nursing practice?


Throughout her presentation Katerina emphasised the fundamental importance of the new NMC Code of Practice for revalidation, saying that continuous engagement and reflection of the code is essential for the improvement and reflection of practice.  She said it is important to think about how to use the code in your organisation and in your day to day practice.  

Katerina said revalidation is an opportunity for individual professionals who work alone to network and engage with others, reflection must be done in a group.  

The NMC is strengthening PREP quite significantly to get the most out of the model.  Revalidation requires 450 hours of practice defined by work that requires registration, not just clinical practice.  Existing patient feedback tools can be used including the Friends and Family Test.  Employers are encouraged to support the CPD process but the responsibility is the individuals.  

Katerina said the response from the pilot sites has been positive on the whole with huge enthusiasm from individuals but mixed feelings from the organisation perspective which is something for the NMC to look at.  Evaluation will be published in July along with cost v benefit, and revalidation is expected to be signed off and launched in October 2015. It is important that nurses and midwives prepare by registering online at www.nmc.org.uk/revaldation and read and start practice the new Code. 

In her presentation she covered:

What is Revalidation?

  • Every three years, at the point of their renewal of registration, nurses and midwives will need to show that, as a professional, they ae living by the Code’s standards of practice and behaviour.
  • This process will be called revalidation and will build 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 actively maintaining their fitness to practice.
  • 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:

  • Improve public protection and professional standards by encouraging a culture of reflection and improvement.
  • Ensure that nurses and midwives continue to be fit to practise through out their career.
  • Strengthen professionalism through ongoing reflection.
  • Give greater confidence to the public, employers and fellow professionals that nurses and midwives are up to date with their practice.
  • Encourage engagement and challenge isolation.
     

When will revalidation start?

In October 2015 the NMC Council is expected to give the go ahead to launch revalidation.  From this point, nurses and midwives will need to familiarise themselves with the revalidation requirements and start to develop their portfolio.

It has been proposed that the first nurses and midwives to revalidate will be those with a renewal date in April 2016.  This will give everyone time to prepare and familiarise themselves with the requirements.

What should all nurses and midwives do now?

  1. Register at NMC online, where they can also find out their renewal date
  2. Read the new Code and practise according to its principles
  3. Ensure they are up to date on revalidation developments and tools by checking regularly on our website www.nmc.org.uk/revalidation
     

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

Katerina Kolyva’ Biography:

Dr Katerina Kolyva is currently the Director of Continued Practice at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The Continued Practice directorate covers the areas of education, standards, revalidation and quality assurance of education and midwifery supervision. Prior to her appointment, Katerina held senior roles in health regulation and policy in the UK and Europe including strategy for education in the European Commission and Parliament. She holds a PhD in European studies and has lectured in various universities in the UK and Europe on EU legislation, policy and regulation.

Further conferences of interest:

Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Thursday 2 July 2015
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation: Implementing the New NMC Code of Practice
Thursday 2 July 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Advancing IV Therapy
Thursday 2 July 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings
Monday 6 July 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Ward Manager
Monday 14 September 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nurse Prescribing for Pain
Tuesday 22 September 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation
Wednesday 30 September 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

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

Delivering a 7 Day Health Service
Monday 9 November 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix In Accident and Emergency Departments
Monday 9 November 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Safe Staffing for Nursing in Mental Health Inpatient Units
Monday 16 November 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

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

Eliminating Avoidable Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 2 December 2015
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester


Download: katerina-kolyva-revalidation-presentation-katerina-kolyva_1053.pdf

9 June 2015

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