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Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council discusses Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Practice and Revalidation at today’s conference. In her presentation Katerina discusses:

  • revalidation update
  • demonstrating compliance with the NMC Code
  • an update from the pilot sites
  • how revalidation addresses non medical prescribing and advanced levels of nursing practice

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

In her Presentation Katerina stated: 

"The Code is not about fitness to practice or for disciplinary purposes, but it is about ensuring the raising of standards and the Code is the ultimate tool......it's not about the things we don't meet but about good practice. The Code gives the foundation of what good nursing and midwifery practice is and is a reflective tool that is embedded in governance" 

"I believe very strongly that an increased engaged professional is a safe professional"

"The revalidation pilots have been very positive with over double the engagement expected with 2011 nurses. The results are now being analysed and by the end of July we will be able to publish and share the evidence collected.”

In her presentation Katerina discussed:

You must practise a minimum number of hours over the three years preceding the date of your application for renewal of your registration. – 450 hours mini practice hours required

You must undertake continuing professional development (CPD), relevant to your scope of practice as a nurse or midwife, over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration. – 40 hours of CPD, 20 must include participatory learning.

You must obtain practice-related feedback over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration

You must record written reflections on the Code, your CPD and practice-related feedback over the three years prior to the renewal of your registration. You must discuss these reflections with another NMC-registered nurse or midwife.

You must provide a health and character declaration, including declaring any cautions or convictions.

You must declare that you have, or will have when practising, appropriate cover under an indemnity arrangement.

You will need to demonstrate to a third party that you have met the revalidation requirements – NB A confirmer is being asked to assess whether you have demonstrated that you have met the requirements for revalidation, not whether you are fit to practise.

Katerina Kolyva’s 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

Future conferences of interest:

Reducing Medication Errors
Wednesday 1 July 2015 
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Medicines Optimisation: Ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines
Monday 21 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Non-Medical Prescribing for Pain
Tuesday 22 September 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Tuesday 6 October 2015 
Colmore Conference Centre, Birmingham


Download: Katerina Kolyva"s full presentation

2 June 2015

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