Revalidation and reflective practice
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Revalidation and reflective practice

Alison Finch Nursing and Midwifery revalidation lead, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alison Finch explores how reflection is an important aspect of the re-registration process and suggests ways that managers can help nurses to make the most of it

From April 2016 nurses must meet the requirements of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process to maintain their registration. It is their responsibility to ensure they meet all revalidation requirements, but organisations and nurse leaders can support them to do so. Reflection is an important part of revalidation, and nurses are required to submit written reflective accounts and engage in reflective discussion. This article discusses how revalidation encourages a more conscious and active form of reflection. It also describes how leaders can help nurses to reflect on practice to identify improvements and become more familiar with the NMC Code.

Nursing Management. 23, 1, 22-25. doi: 10.7748/nm.23.1.22.s26


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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 02 March 2016

Accepted: 02 March 2016

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