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Update from the Nursing Midwifery Council on the New NMC Code, Nursing Revalidation and Advanced Practice.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council gave an opening address at today’s Nurse Clinics 2015 conference on:

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

Jackie opened her presentation saying; "revalidation is going to year...if you are not ready for revalidation then please you need to get ready."  Jackie said that revalidation is to meet public expectation and it was a Robert Francis recommendation following the Mid Staffordshire inquiry, it "will increase confidence in the profession" and is an opportunity for nurses and midwives to promote what they do every single day.  Jackie discussed the process of revalidation including gathering feedback, thinking about your practice and having a reflective conversation in relation to the NMC Code with your confirmer who would normally (but not necessarily) be your manager. Jackie said the 2000 nurses that have undergone revalidation at pilot sites have been very postive about the reflective discussion. 

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

Jackie Smith was appointed the NMC’s Chief Executive and Registrar in October 2012. Jackie joined the NMC as the Director of Fitness to Practise in August 2010, where she led a department of over 100 staff with the responsibility of driving forward improvements to meet the NMC’s goal of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public. In December 2011 Jackie was then appointed the NMC’s Acting Chief Executive and Registrar. 

Jackie has a Law degree from Wolverhampton University, qualification in Six Sigma and a diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.  Jackie’s background is in law and she spent many years working for the Crown Prosecution Service at the Old Bailey and in the Director of Pubic Prosecutions Office.

Jackie has extensive experience in healthcare regulation. She worked for the General Medical Council (GMC) for over 10 years where she was the Assistant Director of GMC Liaison prior to joining the NMC. She led the roll-out programme for introducing affiliates to every Strategic Health Authority (SHA) in England and in the other three countries, after successfully leading the GMC Affiliate Pilot in London. She set the vision for affiliates and developed the strategic plan for how they will work with the NHS. Jackie headed up the GMC’s Investigation Unit for six years managing and investigating complaints and monitoring standards for doctors, under the scrutiny of the Government, the profession and the public. 

Jackie also sat on the West Midlands Pathfinder Steering Group and worked with representatives from the Revalidation Support Team, the BMS and the SHA. She was a member of Revalidation Project Group for the London SHA and worked closely with the clinical lead responsible for delivering revalidation in London.  

Future events of interest:

Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles
Wednesday 2 December 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Advancing IV Therapy
Thursday 3 December 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nurse Prescribing
Thursday 3 December 2015 
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Nursing Metrics for Quality: Measuring quality in nursing and monitoring progress against the 6Cs
Monday 7 December 2015 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Managing and Reducing Bank and Agency Staff in Nursing
Tuesday 19 January 2016 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nurse Prescribing for Wound Care
Tuesday 19 January 2016 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation & implementing the New NMC Code of Practice
Wednesday 20 January 2016 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Revalidation Preparing for Going Live
Tuesday 2 February 2016 
Thestudio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Nurse Prescribing for Pain
Wednesday 3 February 2016 
Thestudio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Download: web-jackie-smith_1250.pdf

19 November 2015


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