Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie Smith will join a host of speakers at the Nursing Times Revalidation conference this November to explain how nurses should handle revalidation from a registrant’s and manager’s perspective.
The speaker programme will also include many nurses from the pilot sites who have gone through the process to show registrants what they need to do to revalidate.
Revalidation will require all nurses and midwives who are due to renew their NMC registration from April 2016 to meet a series of competency checks.
Nurses will have to prove to their line manager at their time of appraisal - or another registrant when they come to renew their registration - that they have met the requirements outlined by the regulator.
These include having completed 450 hours of practice, 40 hours of continuous professional development, having collected five pieces of feedback and five accounts of reflective practice.
At the event, the NMC will explain the timetable for implementation of revalidation and organisations that piloted the model will present and outline their experiences to inform others how best to approach the change.
Independent organisations will share their survey research into how the new process is viewed by employers and individuals from pilot sites.
There will also be an exhibition featuring suppliers that will demonstrate the tools available for recording individual revalidation progress and also managing revalidation across a group of nurses.
The new requirements are expected to come into effect from April 2016.
Every registered nurse will undergo revalidation at some point in the subsequent three years when their registration is due for renewal.
Registrants who fail to revalidate will be removed from the register and unable to practise.
For more information on the event, see https://nurserevalidation.nursingtimes.net.