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News and updated from Nursing Appraisal: Supporting Revalidation and the NMC Code of Practice

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett Independent Healthcare Education Consultant & Former Head of Department for Education & Standards Nursing and Midwifery Council, today's conference will provide national updates, practical case studies from revalidation pilot sites and extended interactive sessions.  The day takes you through the key elements of nursing appraisal, developing your skills as a nursing appraiser, and improving the quality and quality assurance of nursing appraisal within your service. The conference also looks at essential elements of revalidation as part of the appraisal discussion such as your role as a confirmer, integrating confirmation into the appraisal process, appraisal of nurses with specialist skills and managing poor performance and nurses in difficulty.

Dr Hatchett's biography:

Dr Richard Hatchett is a nurse by background and has been involved in nurse education for approximately 20 years. More recently he was the Deputy Head of the Royal Marsden school and the Head of Education and Standards for the NMC during the time of the launch of revalidation. He has been involved in appraisal of a wide variety of staff. Richard now works independently with universities and providers of healthcare education to ensure appropriate delivery to meet service needs. He has published widely and is the co editor of Nurse-led clinics: Practice issues and Cardiac Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide. He is part of the editorial panel for the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing and the International Journal of Urological Nursing.

Following the chair's welcome, Sarah Kovach Clark NMC Revalidation Transition Lead Nursing and Midwifery Council, delivered an update on Nursing appraisal and revalidation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, focusing on:

• Revalidation: national update
• quality assurance of nursing appraisal
• nursing revalidation, specialist nursing practice and advanced roles
• supporting confirmers and appraisers in their role

In her presentation Sarah gave tips and advice for revalidation; 

"Prepare and sign up for revalidation online You can submit your revalidation application 60 days before your application date"
"A minimum of 450 hours is required over 3 years.  Of this, 35 need to be CPD"
"Attendance at conferences counts towards CPD"
"Reflective Discussion should be face-to-face where possible"
"Indemnity is your professional responsibility"
"Your confirmer does NOT need to be an NMC registered nurse or midwife"
"Verification is just a form of checking and nothing to worry about. If you are selected it doesn’t mean there is a problem with your application."
"Your confirmer must be made aware if you are selected for verification"
"All information required about revalidation can be found on the NMC Revalidation Microsite.  This information if free.  There are lots of other apps available but there is no need to pay for these apps/advice online"

Full presentation

Future events of interest:

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 20 September 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Ward Manager Summit: Developing your skills as an Effective Ward Manager
Wednesday 21 September 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Setting up your Nurse-Led Clinic
Tuesday 27 September 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Eliminating Heel Pressure Ulcers
Wednesday 5 October 2016 
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Nurse Prescribing in Cardiology
Friday 21 October 2016 
De Vere West One, London

Nurse Clinics 2016
Wednesday 9 November 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London


7 July 2016


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