Public Sector Event

Nursing Appraisal And Revalidation

Venue: Colmore Gate Conference Centre
DeVeres Venues
5th Floor Colmore Gate
B3 2QD

Date: 13 Feb 2014

Synopsis: This conference focuses on the development of revalidation in nursing and the role a strengthened nursing appraisal plays in support of nursing revalidation.

“The Nursing and Midwifery Council has committed to introduce a proportionate and effective model of revalidation by the end of 2015 which enhances public protection.” Nursing and Midwifery Council September 2013 Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council recently stated that “This model of revalidation will increase the public’s assurance that the nurses and midwives on our register are capable of safe and effective practice.It will provide a means of checking that those nurses and midwives continue to meet our standards in terms of conduct and competence, and that they have continued to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. We hope to see nurses and midwives take ownership of this process. It will promote their professionalism and will encourage them to reflect on the standard of care they provide to patients and clients throughout their careers.” Jackie Smith, Chief Executive, NMC Sept 2013 “Appraisal systems are a key tool to monitor and enforce standards and to reinforce a caring culture. the Nursing and Midwifery Council should introduce common minimum standards for appraisal and support with which responsible officers would be obliged to comply. They could be required to report to the Nursing and Midwifery Council on their performance on a regular basis As part of a mandatory annual performance appraisal, each Nurse, regardless of workplace setting, should be required to demonstrate in their annual learning portfolio an up-to-date knowledge of nursing practice and its implementation. Alongside developmental requirements, this should contain documented evidence of recognised training undertaken, including wider relevant learning. It should also demonstrate commitment, compassion and caring for patients, evidenced by feedback from patients and families on the care provided by the nurse. This portfolio and each annual appraisal should be made available to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, if equested, as part of a nurse’s revalidation process. At the end of each annual assessment, the appraisal and portfolio should be signed by the nurse as being an accurate and true reflection and be countersigned by their appraising manager as being such.” The Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, February 2013


Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 020 8181 6491