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What should be included in revalidation?

What should be included in revalidation?


  1. Practice hours.
  2. Continuing professional development.
  3. Practice-related feedback.
  4. Written reflective accounts.
  5. Reflective discussion.
  6. Health and character.
  7. Professional indemnity arrangement.
  8. Confirmation.

Can you hand write revalidation?

If you are used to keeping your revalidation evidence in a paper portfolio you can continue to do this. All of the NMC’s forms and templates can be downloaded, printed and filled in by hand.

What can I reflect on for my revalidation?

Principles of reflection You should explore the nature of the practice activity / incident, CPD activity or practice related feedback, what you learn from it, how it might impact on your future practice and how it is relevant to the code.

What counts as feedback for revalidation?

As part of your revalidation, you must have obtained five pieces of practice-related feedback in the three year period since your registration was last renewed or you joined the register. Feedback can be given in a formal or informal way and may be written or verbal. You may not always need to seek feedback.

What is required for NMC revalidation?

As part of your revalidation, you must undertake 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to your scope of practice as a nurse, nursing associate or midwife over the three years prior to your revalidation date. This must include 20 hours of participatory learning.

What are participatory hours NMC revalidation?

Participatory CPD hours according to the NMC document on how to revalidate with the NMC means any learning time in which you personally interacted with other people. It is an activity undertaken with one or more professionals or in a larger group setting.

Who can confirm NMC revalidation?

You need to be in a position to confirm that the nurse, midwife or nursing associate has met the revalidation requirements (see pages 12-20). Most confirmers will be the nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s line manager and be very familiar with the their practice.

What does NMC say about reflection?

Reflection allows an individual to “continually improve the quality of care they provide and gives multi-disciplinary teams the opportunity to reflect and discuss openly and honestly”, said the NMC.

How many reflections are needed for revalidation?

In order to revalidate, you are required to record a minimum of five written reflections. These reflections can be based on your continuing professional development (CPD) and / or a practice-related event or feedback.

How many reflections do you need for revalidation?

How do you collect feedback from patients?

The 5 Best Ways to Get Patient Feedback

  1. Email Surveys After Appointments. Technology makes it very easy to email patients after an appointment.
  2. Handout In-House Questionnaires.
  3. Add Feedback Forms to Your Website.
  4. Interact with Patients on Social Media.
  5. Call and Ask.

How to revalidate the NMC guidance document?

Nurse Tools fulfils all the requirements of the ‘How to revalidate’ NMC guidance document. Link your CPD activities to the NMC code and reflect on how they impact your practice. Use our custom nurse designed feedback forms. Invite patients to your online review page and ask your colleagues to provide you with multi source 360 degree feedback.

What is included in the revalidation checklist?

It includes a checklist of the revalidation requirements for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and the supporting evidence you will need to confirm you have seen for each requirement. On pages 16-20 we set out details of each requirement. After each requirement we provide guidance on what you as a confirmer need to check.

What is the revalidation process for nurses?

As part of this process, all nurses, midwives and nursing associates need to meet a range of requirements designed to show that they are keeping up to date and actively maintaining their ability to practise safely and effectively. Completing the revalidation process is the responsibility of nurses, midwives and nursing associates themselves.

What is revalidation and why is it important?

WHAT IS REVALIDATION? Revalidation is the process that allows nurses, midwives and nursing associates to maintain their registration with the NMC.