Achieving Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

Shepherd, Jancis (2016) Achieving Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 26 (4). pp. 424-430. ISSN 0961-5555

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Abstract

Following the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) decision to introduce the new form of revalidation from April 2016, I knew before even registering online that my revalidation would be due at this time. Although my personal professional portfolio was up to date, I realised that the new requirements would mean having a different approach to ensure my documentation for revalidation would meet the NMC criteria (NMC 2015a).
Personal communication with both educationalists and midwives suggests that the new requirements are causing anxiety as to how they may be met. A number of experienced colleagues have expressed that as they are approaching retirement they will be making the decision not to revalidate. This is due to anxiety over the work involved and in possibly not being ‘successful’ in revalidating. This is, potentially, a huge loss to the profession, especially in view of the current shortage of midwives. In reality there is a time commitment required and a need to be methodical in keeping records of activities, writing reflections and collecting feedback. However, this is achievable by understanding the requirements, and affording some effort, time and planning.
This article will demonstrate how revalidation can be achieved for those whose sphere of practice is education and will offer suggestions for midwives in management roles, clinical practice and nurse-midwives who wish to revalidate for both.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Midwifery
Depositing User: Jancis Shepherd
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 14:52
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3011

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