Consultation on a draft revised Code and our proposed approach to revalidation

Part two of the consultation is now open

Please take part in the consultation.

This is part two of a two-stage, six-month public consultation, which will run from January until August 2014. The consultation as a whole will address revising the Code (the standards of good nursing and midwifery practice) and implementing revalidation.

In part one, which ran January–March, we focused on how the proposed model of revalidation can be implemented in a variety of employment settings and scopes of practice. This will help ensure the model we launch in December 2015 is flexible and fit for purpose. We also gathered information to draft a revised Code and develop guidance for revalidation.

Part two of the consultation concentrates more on the draft Code and focused engagement. The Code is central to nursing and midwifery practice and will therefore be a key part of revalidation. We are also consulting on key themes in the revalidation guidance. This stage of the consultation will involve focus groups run by Ipsos MORI and an online survey for everyone to take part in.

Part two will run for 12 weeks and closes on 11 August 2014.


We have produced a draft revised Code [PDF] which you can now read.

We are keen to hear your views on what the Code could include and how it should look and feel. The Code is the foundation of good nursing and midwifery practice. It sets out how nurses and midwives should behave in every area of their practice and applies to all nurses and midwives.

We also keen to hear your views on how our proposed approach to revalidation can work across different settings, roles and employment types. We are committed to developing and implementing an effective system of revalidation in which nurses and midwives declare they remain fit to practise. We want to ensure that the revalidation model we launch in December 2015 is flexible and fit for purpose.

Please take part in the consultation.

If you are interested in the first stage of the consultation, which ran from January to March 2014, you can view the consultation information [PDF] and questions. This document is for reference purposes only.

If you are responding as an organisation and would like a PDF copy of the organisation version of the consultation questions, please email NMCconsultation@ipsos-mori.com.

Alongside the consultation we are also holding engagement events in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales for nurses and midwives to help us shape a revised Code and draft guidance for revalidation.

Welsh versions of consultation documents

Cod Drafft diwygiedig [PDF]

Datblygiad proffesiynol parhaus [PDF]

Adborth [PDF]

Cadarnhad [PDF]

Y model ailddilysu arfaethedig [PDF]

Ffurflen Ymateb i Ymgynghoriad NMC - Fersiwn bapur Ar gyfer ymatebion unigol: Aelodau'r cyhoedd [PDF]

Ffurflen Ymateb i Ymgynghoriad Ailddilysu NMC: Ar gyfer nyrsys a bydwragedd [PDF]

Ffurflen Ymateb i Ymgynghoriad NMC - Ar gyfer ymatebion gan grwpiau neu sefydliadau [PDF]

Further information

Background to revalidation

Main page on revalidation

Revalidation resources

The Code (2008)

Revalidation glossary

 

Created date :
23/12/2013
Modified date :
23/07/2014