Results from nurse revalidation pilots released

Nurse revalidation pilot results released

A week ago the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) distributed the beginning discoveries from 19 nurse revalidation pilot locales over the UK. It appears that the reaction has been certain – most of the nurses and midwives who reacted felt that they would have the capacity to accomplish the necessities for nurse revalidation.

The NMC will settle on a choice about nurse revalidation in October 2015 and, if this proceed, the first nurses and midwives to revalidate will be those whose enrollment is up for reestablishment in April 2016.

The General Medical Council (GMC) has effectively acquainted a necessity for specialists with revalidate and hence it is not shocking that the NMC is sticking to this same pattern.

Nurses and midwives are at present needed to recharge their enrollment at regular intervals. The proposed nurse revalidation model will add to this by obliging NMC registrants to confirmation that they have:

  • Finished the obliged least hours of practice and proceeding with expert improvement (CPD) over the 3 year period
  • Acquired at least five bits of criticism over the 3 year period from a scope of sources
  • Recorded no less than five reflections on this input, the Code and/or learning exercises embraced, and had an expert advancement examination with another NMC registrant, covering these reflections
  • Gotten affirmation from a fitting outsider that they have met the necessities for nurse revalidation.

Given the positive reaction, it appears to be likely that the NMC will present nurse revalidation this October. To stay on the ball, nurses and midwives ought to open a NMC online record by means of the NMC’s site, figure out their restoration date and guarantee they are acquainted with the Code.

The NMC states that nurse revalidation will furnish nurses and midwives with “the chance to consider their practice against the benchmarks in the Code and exhibit that they are “living” these models”. The prerequisites ought to help to guarantee that nurses and midwives stay up with the latest and address any lacks in their execution or comprehension before a mix-up is made.

Avoidance is obviously superior to cure, and if nurse revalidation enhances patient care and prompts less NMC referrals on the grounds that issues with a registrant’s execution are spotted and tended to as a component of a consistent nurse revalidation prepare, this must be something to be thankful for.

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Results from our nurse revalidation survey

a nurse revalidation survey portfolio

We conducted an informal poll, which had a  UK nurses n = 200.

One of the questions was ‘are you currently thinking about revalidation and getting ready for it?’

Surprise, surprise, only 5% of respondents answered, ‘yes’. This shows the need for a massive educational campaign if revalidation is going to achieve its mandated goals. There seems to be an ambivalence about the whole process amongst nurse professionals.

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English proficiency consultation for Nurses and Midwives


The NMC has started a 12-week consultation on English language requirements and the registration process.

This is because new legislation is coming into effect  that will put in place language controls for applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA). This is expected to be implemented in late 2015.

The NMC is looking at ways nurses and midwives can demonstrate their English proficiency. This is so that they can practise safely and effectively. This will also allow their colleagues, patients and employers to be confident about their communication skills.

The new NMC code in one of its requirements states communicating in English is necessary.

Read more and participate in the consultation here

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Launching now and open to everyone

We are proud to announce the official launch of Nurse Tools.

As a special thank you for all our beta testers and new users your free subscription time has been reset to start from the 1st of June 2015. Every one will get a free subscription year from this data.

In addition we are proud to announce our referral scheme, whereby you can potentially earn a free lifetime subscription to Nurse Tools by referring your colleagues.

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Nearly there

We are nearly there. Hang on everyone. Please use the contact form link above to request a beta invite to the toolkit. Tell us where you work and what your role is.

If you don’t get accepted in the beta program, not to worry, as all new users of Nurse Tools will be getting a free year of usage upon registering.

Things are really getting exciting.

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First post

We are really proud to announce the imminent launch of Nurse Tools: the UK’s first appraisal and revalidation toolkit designed only for nurses.You can request a invitation for as soon as we launch by emailing: support at nursetools dot org
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