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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
Thursday 10 March 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Demonstrating and Expanding Nursing Competence
Friday 11 March 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

In-depth legal masterclass: Informed Consent After Lanarkshire
Tuesday 12 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Safe Staffing Summit: Nursing Staffing Levels and Skillmix
Tuesday 12 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Advancing IV Therapy
Thursday 14 April 2016 , Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care
Friday 15 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care
Friday 15 April 2016, Hallam Conference Centre, London


Download: Christine McKenzie Full Presentation

2 February 2016

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