Children’s nurses’ experiences of a revalidation pilot study
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Children’s nurses’ experiences of a revalidation pilot study

Sian Thomas Consultant nurse in child health, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales
Carolyn Middleton Senior nurse, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales
Denise Llewellyn Executive nurse director, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales
Nicola Ryley Assistant nurse director, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales

Sian Thomas and colleagues review the experiences of three members of staff who participated in a pilot of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new regulation process

All UK nurses and midwives will need to follow the revalidation process to renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively. The system is designed to help nurses and midwives develop professionally throughout their careers, as well as ensuring public confidence in the professions. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) in South Wales was one of 19 NMC revalidation pilot sites. This involved nurses and midwives, who were due to complete their self-declaration between January 1 and September 30 2015, testing the revalidation processes. The aim of the article is to describe the experience of three paediatric nurses who participated in the pilot.

Nursing Children and Young People. 28, 3,16-21. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.28.3.16.s20

Correspondence

sian.thomas14@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 September 2015

Accepted: 09 December 2015