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Book review: Revalidation

This book is recommend it to registrants who want a comprehensive understanding of revalidation

Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Revalidation A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Marianne Fairley-Murdoch and Paula Ingram | McGraw Hill Education | £19.99 | 224pp | ISBN: 9780335261420

 

This publication informs individual registrants of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) revalidation requirements.

While I would recommend it to registrants who want a comprehensive understanding of revalidation, it has a few incomplete sections.

Continuity in wording is lacking, with the terms ‘fitness for practice’ and ‘fitness to practise’ being used. The introductory chapter lacks focus, although those on continuing professional development (CPD), feedback, reflection, reflective discussion and confirmation are informative.

Excellent examples of CPD and feedback are provided, although the section on the latter lacks clear guidance in linking to the code.

Reflection is demystified and crucial components highlighted. Models of reflection are explored, but detail of the NMC reflective form is only scanty.

The level of underpinning theory may be too detailed for registrants looking for guidance only; conversely, the practice hours section could be expanded.


Reviewed by Carolyn Middleton, professional development & revalidation lead nurse, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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