Nursing Conference 2017: One year on from revalidation
“It is highly desirable that the Nursing and Midwifery Council introduces a system of revalidation…as a means of reinforcing the status and competence of registered nurses.” – Findings of the public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
Since April 2016 all nurses have been required to demonstrate they work “safely and effectively” by revalidating their registered status every three years. One year on from the biggest shake up in the history of the profession, what impact has revalidation had on nursing and the overall standard of patient care in the NHS?
There are 20,000 nursing vacancies across the NHS at a time when the Brexit vote has seen a 90% reduction in applications from EU countries. The end of student nurse bursaries has raised further concerns about training and recruitment in the UK. In response, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans for nurses to train on the job as apprentices. This move has raised concerns about patient safety and proper oversight.
Nurses and midwives will also have a key role to play in realising the proposals set out in the Five Year Forward view, providing a vital link between different organisations within the NHS.
Join us for the Nursing Conference 2017 where expert speakers from across the healthcare sector will discuss the impact of revalidation and the latest developments in the nursing profession.
Please register interest below and we will keep you updated
Topics covered on the day will include:
- Why was revalidation introduced and how has the system improved during the first year?
- Is revalidation having an overall impact on care quality and is the processes necessary?
- What are the benefits of revalidation and continuous learning for both the patients and nurses?
- What resources are available for nurses and midwives revalidating their registered status?
- What responsibilities do employers have and how can they ensure staff are supported during the revalidation process?
- How can the NHS address the growing recruitment crisis and what steps are needed to boost staff retention?
- What can training providers adapt to meet the demands of employers?
- What impact will nursing degree apprenticeships have on recruitment?
- Will the introduction of apprentice nurses create a two tier system?
- Benefit from unique insights into the latest developments in nursing and midwifery.
- Have your questions answered by leading experts during a panel discussion.
- Network with delegates from across the healthcare sector.
- Understand the obligations of both employers and staff during the revalidation process.
- Discuss how the health service can address recruitment problems and how nurses can contribute towards a more sustainable NHS.
Registration and Coffee
Sara Kovach-Clark, Revalidation Lead, Nursing and Midwifery Council
Nursing revalidation a year on
Peter Carter OBE, Interim Chair of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Former Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing
What are we achieving through nursing revalidation?
Margaret Fisher, Associate Professor in Midwifery and NMC Revalidation Lead, Plymouth University
The bigger picture: Political awareness in education
Elaine Whitby, Facilitator of Professional Learning & Development, Royal College of Nursing
Nursing Degree Apprenticeships: Opening the doors for training
Refreshments & Networking Break
A panel discussion with delegate participation on worries about revalidation and/or questions about the process
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Who should attend?
Delegates attending this event will be from the National, regional and area team directors, Trust Chief Executives and Senior Management Teams, CCG Directors, Senior Nurses, Senior Directors of all NHS Directorates, Chief Executives of Partnership Organisations and Stakeholders, Clinical Leaders Network Members, Heads of NHS Suppliers and contracted organisations