Researchers have called for the routine implementation of 12-hour shifts to be avoided after they found long shift patterns lead to a higher risk of sickness absence for hospital nurses and healthcare assistants.
Nursing Times has a range of resources to help you to meet your revalidation requirements. These are all available to individual subscribers and to those whose employer has taken out a Nursing Times Learning subscription.
All our learning units are double-blind peer reviewed, and written by leading experts; they encourage critical thinking and reflection. If you successfully complete a unit and you will gain a certificate confirming that you have completed two hours of CPD. All NT Learning units are FREE to Nursing Times Subscribers, some units are made free to non-subscribers, providing they are registered users of nursingtimes.net.
We have over 5,000 double-blind, peer reviewed articles in our archive, covering a wide range of settings and specialties. You can use the archive to:
Gain a deeper understanding of your practice;
Undertake literature searches on subjects you are studying or researching;
Find evidence, information and advice to help you with service improvements;
Provide subjects for journal clubs or group discussions as part of your participatory CPD;
To underpin your reflective practice.
Our Learning Passport is an e-portfolio that you can use to store your revalidation evidence, and shows you how you are progressing towards revalidation.
When you enter your revalidation date it displays all evidence relating to your current three-year registration period. Your evidence can be downloaded as a PDF to use in your reflective discussion and confirmation.
Employers who purchase a Nursing Times Learning subscription to Nursing Times have a Manager Dashboard tracking their nurses’ revalidation activity.
Tailored to individual organisational structures, it shows managers how members of their team are progressing, and senior managers an organisation or directorate-wide overview.
The four UK chief nursing officers (CNOs) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Nursing and Midwifery Council have produced a framework, Enabling Professionalism, to support nurses and midwives across the UK to reflect on their practice and demonstrate how they are the hallmark of excellence in nursing and midwifery.
...gives you the confidence to be the best nurse you can be. Our online learning units, clinical practice articles, news and opinion stories, helps you increase your skills and knowledge and improves your practice.