Revalidation Key principles requirements and practical application April

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Revalidation – Key principles, requirements and practical application April 2016

Revalidation – Key principles, requirements and practical application April 2016

Welcome and Introduction Learning outcomes: • to revisit what we already know about the

Welcome and Introduction Learning outcomes: • to revisit what we already know about the core principles and requirements of revalidation • to appreciate the role of reflection and the NMC Code in the process • to gain insight into how to write and structure a reflective account • to gain insight into how to facilitate a structured reflective discussion

Programme and content outline • Aims • Comfort break and refreshments • Ground rules

Programme and content outline • Aims • Comfort break and refreshments • Ground rules e. g. confidentiality

Revalidation – Principles and core requirements • A brief historical perspective and rationale for

Revalidation – Principles and core requirements • A brief historical perspective and rationale for implementation of process • PREP • Implementation process –to April 2016 • The role of the NMC • Resources to support implementation and ongoing learning www. nmc. org. uk and tap into ‘Revalidation’

So – what is revalidation? • A process that aims to ensure that nurses

So – what is revalidation? • A process that aims to ensure that nurses and midwives are fit to practise throughout their professional careers. • Enhances public protection and confidence. Should lead to improved practice and positive change. • Professional registration is renewed every three years through revalidation • Approx 16, 000 nurses and midwives have already begun the process – approx. 685, 000 to undertake it over next three years

… continued …. . • • Builds on PREP Encourages a culture of sharing

… continued …. . • • Builds on PREP Encourages a culture of sharing Transparency Reflection at the core of process Feedback – colleagues and service users Linked to the NMC Code –a key strength of the process Confirmation process

 • Aims to strengthen the three yearly registration renewal process • Is the

• Aims to strengthen the three yearly registration renewal process • Is the responsibility of the nurse or midwife • Employers also have a responsibility for facilitating process and that practitioners are registered to practise in clinical areas. All information on revalidation and forms and templates are available on the NMC website • YOU own the process! • Involves using the Code as a reference point

English or Welsh Use portfolio checklist on NMC website Confidentiality and anonymity Think about

English or Welsh Use portfolio checklist on NMC website Confidentiality and anonymity Think about potential conflicts of interest and how to ensure a credible and objective process • ? Link to annual appraisals - confirmation • •

8 core requirements and supporting evidence 1. Practice hours - 450 hours if revalidating

8 core requirements and supporting evidence 1. Practice hours - 450 hours if revalidating as a nurse (or 900 for nursing and midwifery) 2. Continuing professional development (cpd) – 35 hours of which 20 MUST be participatory 3. Practice related feedback – 5 pieces 4. Written reflective accounts – five pieces 5. A reflective discussion – with an NMC registered nurse or midwife 6. Health and character 7. Professional indemnity arrangement 8. Confirmation

Some practical tips Be highly organised and proactive Maximise opportunities to gain evidence Link

Some practical tips Be highly organised and proactive Maximise opportunities to gain evidence Link in with your appraisal Adopt a professional and positive approach to this Keep a portfolio and a folder for supplementary evidence Set up an online account Inform the NMC of any changes to personal circumstances (email and address) • Note deadlines in your diary • Have all the supporting evidence ready before you start the online application for revalidation • •

The role of reflection and the NMC Code in revalidation • Evidenced in the

The role of reflection and the NMC Code in revalidation • Evidenced in the process through reflective writing and by undertaking or facilitating reflective discussions • Requires a specific skill set and knowledge base • So - What is reflection? …… How do we understand it? . . . and… let’s appreciate its centrality and importance in revalidation.

The NMC Code 2015 Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

The NMC Code 2015 Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives Standards which patients and members of the public expect – 4 overarching themes with sub clauses • 1. Prioritise people • 2. Practise effectively • 3. Preserve safety • 4. Promote professionalism and trust

The reflective discussion What? • A discussion with an NMC registrant about the 5

The reflective discussion What? • A discussion with an NMC registrant about the 5 written reflective accounts: • Who could act a discussion partner? • Use the approved NMC form • Face to face • Confidentiality Use NMC form

The reflective discussion - points to remember Face to face Facilitative Supportive Structure =

The reflective discussion - points to remember Face to face Facilitative Supportive Structure = Reflective model and link to Code Time Environment Confidentiality and privacy

Action planning – Key stages • • • 1. Identify the action or issue

Action planning – Key stages • • • 1. Identify the action or issue in focus 2. Identify the action required 3. identify the resource implications 5. Identify the person/s responsible 6. Identify a timescale and target date for completion Use of Gantt chart (identifies key objectives and dates by month)

What have we learned today? • • the core principles and requirements of revalidation

What have we learned today? • • the core principles and requirements of revalidation the role of reflection and the NMC Code in the process how to write a reflective account how to facilitate a reflective discussion

Post-test Q 1. How many hours of your cpd must be participatory? Q 2.

Post-test Q 1. How many hours of your cpd must be participatory? Q 2. Name the four key themes within the Code. Q 3. Name a model of reflection. Q 4. What is the key requirement for your reflective partner? Q 5. Can a health professional act as your confirmer? Q 6. How many practice hours must you evidence over 3 three years? Q 7. What information must your reflective discussion partner detail on the NMC form? • Q 8. Name four ways of disseminating good practice. • Q 9. Identify five key stages for action planning • Q 10. Identify 4 practical tips to help you approach revalidation • •

Well Done! Top of the class! …. ‘Don’t be late to revalidate’!

Well Done! Top of the class! …. ‘Don’t be late to revalidate’!