BACN board member Julie Brackenbury attended the NMC’s Code Review and revalidation stakeholder summit in Cardiff on the 26th June. Here she is reporting back ….
The main focus of the summit:
- Information on revalidation, key aspects of the model and how a revised Code will underpin it
- The draft revised Code
- How revalidation could apply to nurses and midwives working in different settings
- An opportunity to explore key aspects of the draft revised Code
Revalidation will compromise of a 3 year renewal system; 450 hours clinical practice and 35 hours CPD
The NMC aims to start revalidation from the end of 2015
The BACN and NMC
The BACN are in the process of building a collaborate relationship with the NMC to provide aesthetic nurses on guidance about revalidation in their practice. There are a number of focus groups taking place involving aesthetic nurses to assist in the research for the changes, so we may well need to call upon you for assistance.