As from April 2016 the new NMC revalidation process has been implemented. This 3 yearly process has formalised the previous PREP requirements. Information on the criteria for revalidation can be found here or on the NMC website.
Here at Meridian we provide monthly Revalidation Workshops facilitated by our Senior Clinical Lead for the South West Annette Sparks. If Meridian is your main employer then Annette is able to facilitate a Confirmer Interview and Reflective Practice discussion provided that you have worked at least 15 shifts for Meridian in the previous year.
This month six nurses attended the Bristol branch workshop. Annette provided an overview of the requirements and some hints and tips on completing the paperwork, as well as baking a carrot cake for the nurses to enjoy. The overview was followed by a lively discussion on reflective practice, with each nurse supplying an example and all participants giving feedback and their perspective.
The workshop counts towards CPD and also towards your reflective discussions. Certificates of attendance are provided. Further workshops are planned in Bristol and Birmingham. If you would like to attend then please ring your local branch to book a place.
Following the workshop one nurse went on to complete her confirmer interview with Annette.
Comments from the nurses:
“The most useful part was listening to other people’s reflections and how they structurally set it out”
“It was helpful to understand the specifics I need to complete and how to link it all up to the Code of Conduct”
“The facilitator was very helpful and the cake was delicious”