NMC revalidation/Code briefing

Report
NMC
revalidation/Code
briefing
06 February 2015
About the NMC
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The NMC is the largest professional healthcare
regulator in the world – 680,000 on the register
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Its primary function is patient and public
protection
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It sets standards of education, conduct and
performance for nurses and midwives
Existing 3 yearly renewal
requirements - Prep
Nurses and midwives currently renew their
registration every three years and declare that
they’ve done:
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450 hours of practice
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35 hours continuing professional development
Revalidation
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Built on existing 3-year renewal (Prep) cycle
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Will improve public protection by making sure that you
continue to be fit to practise throughout your career
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Encourages you to use the Code in your day to day
practice and personal development.
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Encourages you to engage in professional networks and
discussions, and reduce professional isolation.
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A positive affirmation – not about searching for ‘bad’
practice
Developing revalidation
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February 2013 - reinstatement
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September 2013 – Council decision
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Jan to Aug 2014 – consultation
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January to June 2015 – pilots
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Autumn 2015 – finalised guidance
Key changes: post-consultation
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Role of the NMC registrant
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Reflection and discussion
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Confirmation model
The provisional revalidation
model
• Meeting
requirements
and building
a portfolio
3 years
12 months
• Confirmation
from a third
party
• Application
for
revalidation
60 days
Provisional revalidation
requirements
Practice
Hours
CPD
Confirmation
Health and
character
The
Code
Professional
indemnity
arrangement
Reflection
and
discussion
Feedback
Revalidation pilots
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Nurses and midwives are piloting revalidation now
across the UK so we can fully test the system
before it starts from end of 2015
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Between January to June 2015 the NMC is
working is working with a range of employers
across the four countries
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Using the learning from the pilots, finalised
guidance and forms will be published in autumn
2015
Introducing the new Code
The NMC has updated its Code of
professional standards.
It sets out the revised universal
standards expected of nurses and
midwives, which they must uphold
every day in order to be registered to
practise in the UK.
The new Code is effective from
31 March 2015.
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One Code, four themes
Together they signify good nursing and midwifery practice.
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NMC professionals mirror
organisational priorities of safety
and care through the new Code
Personalisation
Access
Involvement
Rights
Clinical guidelines
Learning
Innovation
Quality control
Safety systems
Safety culture
Monitoring
Transparency
Leadership
Governance
Care
Compassion
Listening
Dignity
Evidence-based practice
CPD
Technical skills
Experimentation
Safety behaviours
Human factors
Team orientation
Reporting
Honesty
Probity
Professionalism
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The Code:
What’s new?
What’s changed?
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What’s new in the Code?
Duty of Candour
Every healthcare professional must
be open and honest with patients
when something goes wrong with
their treatment or care which
causes, or has the potential to
cause harm or distress.
Fundamentals of care
The Code sets standards of
fundamental care and provides
examples of what this includes
e.g. nutrition, hydration and
environmental cleanliness.
Social media
The Code recognises the changing
nature of communications and sets
standards for acting responsibly
including the use of social media.
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What’s new in the Code?
Medicines management and
prescribing
Standards that clearly set the
context for prescribing, supply,
dispensing and administering
medications.
Conscientious objection
Nurses and midwives must act in
the best interests of people at all
times and can only make
conscientious objections to a
particular procedure in limited
circumstances.
End of life care
Specific reference is made to the
needs of those in the last days and
hours of life.
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What changed in the Code?
A greater focus on:
Compassionate care – kindness, respect and compassion
Teamwork – work co-operatively
Record keeping – six clear standards to support all record keeping
Delegation and accountability – delegate responsibly, be accountable
Raising concerns – this aligns the Code with the re-launched Raising
Concerns Guidance published in 2013
Cooperating with investigations and audits – includes those against
individuals or organisations and acting as a witness at hearings.
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The Code:
Where next?
Looking towards
revalidation
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What’s next?
The Code is available on the NMC website from
29 January 2015.
Each registered nurse and midwife will receive a printed
copy of the Code before it becomes effective on
31 March 2015.
A patient and public leaflet about the Code will be available
31 March 2015.
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Revalidation of professional practice
The purpose of revalidation is to improve public protection ensuring
nurses and midwives remain fit to practise throughout their careers.
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Revalidation of professional practice:
The Code is the first step
Find out when
you need to
revalidate.
Read and
practise
according to
the Code from
31 March 2015.
Undertake CPD
and reflective
practice.
This happens
every 3 years.
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What do nurses and midwives
need to do next?
• Familiarise themselves with the Code for current practice and in
preparation for revalidation requirements, which will apply from the
end of 2015
• Discuss the Code with peers, managers and students
• Learn more from the NMC website, Royal Colleges, representative
organisations, professional journals
• Register with the NMC on-line
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Thank you
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www.nmc-uk.org/revalidation
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