Revalidation articles

Agency nurse: case study

This revalidation case study looks at Chris, an agency nurse, who doesn't have close ties to any one work place.

Profile: Chris has been working as an agency nurse for the past three years and has not had any long term contracts, instead choosing to move between different organisations. As a result Chris has not had an appraisal and has no close ties to any one work place. Chris also doesn’t get his training paid for.

Chris wants to know:

Who do I go to for ‘confirmation’?

Chris could get confirmation from either the person who currently line manages him and a current colleague (depending if the line manager is a registered nurse or midwife). He could also get confirmation from his agency manager and a registered colleague.

He could potentially get confirmation from the people he uses for professional references.

How do I prove my hours of practice?

Chris should keep a log of the hours he has worked for each employer,

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