As revalidation approaches many nurses are collecting their evidence to ensure they are ready when their registration is due for renewal.
And as with most new systems, it is causing a fair amount of confusion and concern.
At Nursing Times we’re fielding many queries about what the NMC will accept as professional development, and what can be used in reflective accounts.
What most people contacting us don’t realise is that much of the work they are already doing can count towards their revalidation evidence, providing they document it. An article published this week reports on how work undertaken in a review of service quality can be used in this way, demonstrating how revalidation can be embedded in clinical practice.
For anyone who is still concerned, our Revalidation Conference in Manchester on 9 March will offer support and practical advice, and the opportunity to hear directly from nurses who took part in the pilot and NMC registrar Jackie Smith.