Jackie Smith`s Presentation

Report
Nursing appraisal and
revalidation
Jackie Smith
Chief Executive and Registrar
29 April 2014
Context
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NMC is the largest professional healthcare
regulator in the world
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circa 670,000 registered nurses and midwives
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currently three year renewal period – prep
- 450 hours of practice
- 35 hours continuing professional development
NMC revalidation timeline
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Council commitment re-stated Feb 2013
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NMC response to the Francis report – Jul 2013
“We are currently developing proposals for a
proportionate revalidation process for all the nurses
and midwives on our register in all four UK
countries.”
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development of and consultation on revalidation
(and the Code) – 2014
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launch of revalidation – end 2015
Revalidation principles
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benefits to reflect public protection
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aligned to current legislation and renewal process
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self-declaration with potential for third party
confirmation
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can be a by-product of an existing employer
process aligned to appraisals
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phased approach and proportionate model
integrating political context on four country level
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audit and evaluation at each phase
Council decision (September 2013)
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self confirmation from the individual registrant
- reflection on the revised code, CPD, hours of
practice, GHGC, fitness to practise, PII
- informed by third party input:
- confirmation
- feedback
- compliance audit (random and risk-based)
- risk intelligence triangulation
Ongoing engagement
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60 engagement events between Sept 2013
and Dec 2013 alone
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input from employers, professional bodies
and the public
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revalidation strategic advisory group
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task and finish group
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employer reference group
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communication reference group
Challenges
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potential impact on the system
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transition from Prep standards to revalidation
(first three years)
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differing or no appraisal systems in place
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varied employment settings and scope of practice
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flexibility of third party confirmation
Consultation – six months
Part one
Part two
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Jan 2014 – Mar 2014
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range of methods
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online survey – 9,000
responses
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focus on:
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focus on:
- draft code and draft
guidance
- revalidation model
- revalidation model
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code and guidance
outcomes to inform
implementing revalidation,
draft versions of code and
revalidation guidance
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outcomes to inform
implementing revalidation,
code and revalidation
guidance
The code revision
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professional accountability and using social media
responsibly
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multidisciplinary teams, communication and
language proficiency
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involving patients, families and carers in care and
treatment decisions
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confidentiality and sharing information
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record keeping, prescribing, managing medicines
and minimising risk
Revalidation : emerging themes
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third party confirmation and practice related
feedback – sources and mechanism
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implementing revalidation in a variety of settings
and scopes of practice
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auditing – process and outcome
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sharing of information between the regulators
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other standards, guidance and support related to
revalidation
NMC fee consultation
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reminder of NMC 2012 fee decision
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sustainability of NMC’s financial model – 80
percent of the NMC’s budget is spent on FtP
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achieving efficiencies within our current legislation
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reforming our ‘outdated and inflexible legal
framework’ – Law Commission
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NMC Council reviewed fee level – Mar 2014
Fee consultation timetable
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consultation period – May 2014 – Jul 2014
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Council considers consultation report – Oct 2014
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fee rules laid in parliament – Jan 2015
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any fee rise effective – Feb 2015
Thank you
[email protected]
@jackiesmith_nmc
www.nmc-uk.org/Nurses-and-midwives/Revalidation

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