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'You'd be surprised how much you've already done for revalidation'


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.


Readers' comments (3)

  • Sounds like more Stepford wife ranting. Ignore the difficult truths and point out 'it will happen & we're to help'. Everyone loves smiling tyranny - NOT!

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  • 'You'd be surprised how much you've already done for revalidation'

    Yes I studied for 3 years at university, have my appraisal each year, have done the necessary hours and receive training.
    Surely that should be enough for the pleasure it is to nurse these days!? ....oh no - it's not.
    I wonder how long before the workload increases.

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  • I think the media and the public will be baying for more than this such as trial; without jury

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