Nursing & Midwifery Revalidation

From April 2016 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are changing the requirements that nurses and midwives must meet when they renew their registration every three years.

The Library is here to help you to support in your CPD for your revalidation process.

Library staff can help with finding suitable articles, guidelines or reviews from resources such as the NHS Healthcare Databases, Cochrane Library, or NICE Evidence. Library staff can train you to search the databases and locate articles. Contact us to arrange training for your team or a personal session.

The library provide Reflective Reading training sessions, aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation. It provides attendees 2.5 hours of valuable CPD! for more details and the dates view the upcoming events calendar

We can also source articles that are not available online.Please contact us for more details.

Useful Resources

Print Books in the Library

Nursing Revalidation

Writing Skills:

Reflective Practice:

Search the library catalogue to find more books

Journal Articles

CLARK, ALISON C, MSC, BN, DIP NED,N.ED, R.N.T., 2010. How to compile a professional portfolio of practice 2: structure and building evidence. Nursing times, 106(42), pp. 14-7.
COLLINS, G., BROWN, J., HENSHAW, L. and WHITEHEAD, B., 2015. Using reflection on reading for revalidation. Nursing times, 111(23-24), pp. 14-16
FOSTER, D., 2014. Midwifery revalidation. British Journal of Midwifery, 22(12), pp. 844-846.
MUNRO, A., 2015. Revalidation: taking away the fear factor. Journal of Community Nursing, 29(4), pp. 21-23.
OELOFSEN, N., 2012. Using reflective practice in frontline nursing. Nursing times, 108(24), pp. 22-4.
Clarke, K.A. (2009) Use of a research diary: learning reflectively, developing understanding and establishing transparency. Nurse Researcher, 17 (1), pp. 68-76

You can access these articles using your OpenAthens details.

Useful Links

Trust Revalidation link – http://connect/departments-minisites/nursing-midwifery-revalidation/
eLfH Learning Module-  Revalidation for Nurses & Midwives –  ( login with your OpenAthens)
NMC – Revalidation resources, forms and templates
Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] Revalidation Website
NMC Booklet – How to Revalidate with the NMC
NMC – The Code – professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
NMC Online – Log in to NMC Online to find out your renewal date, update your details, pay your fee etc.
Royal College of Nursing – Revalidation Website
Royal College of Midwives
NHS Employers – Revalidation for nurses and midwives
Nursing Times – Using reflection on reading for revalidation
RCNi – Revalidation Website 

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Upcoming Events
Oct
9
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
11
Fri
10:00 am Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses an... @ eLearning Room
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD!  It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using
Oct
15
Tue
2:30 pm Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Appraising Research Papers for B... @ eLearning Room
Oct 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This course is for Trust staff only. Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality. Run as
Oct
17
Thu
10:30 am Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Appraising Research for beginner... @ Library, Education Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied. No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required. The session
Oct
18
Fri
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
22
Tue
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Oct
31
Thu
2:30 pm Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Finding the Evidence: Introducti... @ eLearning Room
Oct 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation, live search demonstrations and
Nov
7
Thu
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Nov
13
Wed
9:30 am Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Drop in Training Sessions @ Library study room
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Drop-in sessions will take place between 9:30am-12pm and 1:30-4pm for the following: ·         Introduction to Library Discovery Tool ·         Introduction to BMJ Best Practice ·         Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) ·         Advanced Database Searching ·         Literature Search Assistance ·        
Nov
15
Fri
2:30 pm Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Reflective Reading for Nurses & ... @ eLearning Room
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This session is aimed at nurses and midwives undertaking NMC revalidation by providing attendees with 2.5 hours of valuable CPD! It will give nurses and midwives the opportunity to read, discuss and to critically reflect upon a published paper using a
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