NMC Revalidation


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Practice Effectively

The  NMC code mandates that you "always practice in line with the best available evidence. To achieve this you must "make sure that any information or advice given is evidence based, including information relating to using any healthcare products or services"

Revalidation - a 1 hour training course which will give you the skills and tools to find the best quality evidence and to stay up-to-date. Available as a one to one or group session. Counts toward participatory learning CPD hours.

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Be Reflective

For revalidation you must record at least five reflections on the code, your practice and related feedback of your CPD.

Journal Club - a 1 hour critiquing session of a journal article chosen and sent out by the library. Is 1 hour toward your participatory learning CPD and can be one written reflective account. Please contact the library for further information.


Bulman, C. and Achutz, S. (2004) Reflective practice in nursing. 3rd ed. Oxford, Blackwell. (Available online with OpenAthens username and password)

Johns, C. (2013) Becoming a reflective practitioner. 4th ed. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell. This and other books on reflection are available in the libraries at WY54


Collins, G. et al. (2015)  'Using Reflection on Reading for Revalidation' Nursing Times 111 (23/24) 14-16 (available in print at GRH library)

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