National update from the Royal College of Nursing: Decision making in revalidation
Christine McKenzie Facilitator, Clinical Leadership Programme at the Royal College of Nursing spoke at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference on:
how can we ensure consistency in decision making and professional judgement?
supporting confirmers in decision making
what if there are differing views?
quality assurance of the sign off of nurses for revalidation
Christine McKenzie full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.
In her presentation Christine McKenzie Stated:
“Confirmation is an important aspect of Revalidation, it demonstrates that nurse/midwife met the requirements of Revalidation and provides an additional degree of assurance.”
“The confirmer role is not…….To decide if the nurse or Midwife will revalidate or remain on the register, to check the quality of practice or application and a way of raising fitness to practice concerns”
“The role of the confirmer…..To act honestly and in good faith and to have a discussion with Nurse/Midwife about their practice and see the evidence that demonstrates that they have met all of the revalidation requirements.”
“Consistency in decision making and professional judgement is key”
“Be Curious, not judgemental: What has the nurse or midwife learnt from CPD activity, feedback, event or experience and in relation to their practice how have they changed or improved their work?”
“Provide opportunity for confirmers to debrief”
“Ensure procedure for escalation is in place to support confirmers”
“Information for confirmer role available is clear and transparent for all!”
“Process needs to be the same for all nurses and midwifes”
“NMC will sample a number of registrants so important to be prepared – verification”
Future conferences of interest:
Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Demonstrating and Expanding Nursing Competence
In-depth legal masterclass: Informed Consent After Lanarkshire
Safe Staffing Summit: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Download: Christine McKenzie Full Presentation2 February 2016