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Importance of reflection in revalidation

27 February 2019

Nursing Management

Staff development

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process. Following two previous...

Professional practice: the impact of UKCC practice principles

28 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Scope of professional practice

Four years ago, the UKCC published The Scope of Professional Practice (UKCC 1992a) presenting both an opportunity and a challenge to nursing. Four years on, however,...

Preceptorship in practice

29 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Following a review of preceptorship practices within the children’s services directorate of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, a working party was...

Auditing a clinical supervision training programme

14 May 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses and service managers in a community trust were asked to evaluate a training course designed to help them implement the trust’s clinical supervision policy....

Encouraging reflection in professional learning

08 May 2018

Nursing Management

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional learning. It aims to enable readers to critically review the role of...

Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard


All UK nurses and midwives will be required to perform revalidation as part of their registration process, from April 2016. This entails a pre-determined number of...

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision in nursing practice

21 February 2019

Nursing Standard

Reflective practice

Clinical supervision has been an aspect of nursing practice in various forms for several years; however, it remains challenging to ensure its widespread...

Understanding the standard of care required by nurses

23 March 2020

Nursing Standard

professional values

It is an established principle that nurses owe their patients a duty of care, which incorporates a legal, an ethical and a professional duty. However, they must also...

A preceptorship toolkit for nurse managers, teams and healthcare organisations

08 July 2020

Nursing Management

Staff development

The transition from student to newly qualified nurse can be challenging. A period of preceptorship is recommended to support newly qualified nurses in their new work...

The ‘shift reflection’ model of group reflective practice: a pilot study in an acute mental health setting

31 March 2020

Mental Health Practice


Background ‘Shift reflection’ is a novel, structured method of group reflective practice at the end of a shift. It involves a facilitator asking open questions about...