Revalidation is now compulsory for all nurses from 1st April 2016. The BACN has been a major partner with the NMC in the piloting of revalidation processes with particular regard to issues relating to how this needs to work for many of our members who do not work in traditional NHS structures.
Detailed briefing notes on the processes involved in revalidation are available on the links at the left of this page. One of the critical roles in the revalidation process is that of the person who acts as the ‘Confirmer’ and also the person who undertakes the ‘Reflective Discussion’.
In summary the Confirmer attests that the nurse has met the revalidation requirements, sees evidence of CPD and that the reflective discussion has taken place. The Reflective Discussion can be undertaken by the same person if they are a NMC member.
BACN Revalidation Mentor Register
The BACN believe that the best people to carry out these revalidation roles for BACN members are BACN members as they understand the aesthetics industry and are qualified nurses. The BACN is therefore setting up a Register of ‘Revalidation Mentors’.
In order to become a BACN ‘Revalidation Mentor’ you need to meet the following criteria:
1. Be a fully paid up member of the BACN
2. Attended a BACN Revalidation Roadshow - held in BACN regional groups.
3. Agree to join the Register and to be contacted by other BACN members seeking a ‘Revalidation Mentor’.
This is a ‘Voluntary’ register but will enable the BACN to provide this vital service to its Members. There are no fees involved but Revalidation Mentors may wish to agree suitable expenses on an individual case by case basis.
Further information on training dates will become available on the Events page of this website as they become available.
The Register is available to members in the Members' Area of the website.
For any further information, please contact:
Gareth Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
The NMC has a wealth of information - templates, films, guideance notes - please visit their website.
E-portfolios and revalidation
We strongly recommend that nurses and midwives keep evidence that they have met the revalidation requirements in a portfolio, but this does not necessarily need to be an e-portfolio. If you are used to keeping your revalidation evidence in a paper portfolio you can continue to do this. All of the NMC forms and templates can be downloaded from the NMC website (see link, above), printed and filled in by hand. Alternatively, if you would prefer to use an e-portfolio, then that’s fine too.
Uploading evidence as part of revalidation:
At no point in the revalidation process will you need to upload your evidence or submit your portfolio to the NMC.