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Lead nurse allays fears for non-patient facing clinicians

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There have been concerns that non-patient-facing There have been concerns that non-patient-facing nurses could be at a disadvantage in revalidation

Non-patient facing nurses concerned about providing evidence for their revalidation portolios may be reassured by a new briefing paper.

Gil Ramsden, lead nurse at NHS Leeds West CCG, wrote the document for nurses in strategic and non-clinical positions with recommendations on collecting evidence for the renewal process.

She said that it might be a case of changing the thinking around nursing and that those in ‘strategic positions are well placed to actively engage in new ways of thinking, working and developing political insight regarding future nursing delivery and direction’.

Ms Ramsden stated that non-clinical and non-patient facing roles can instead be viewed as role models for junior colleagues who are in patient-facing roles. This is due to their wider skill set and adaptability.

‘Nurses in commissioning and corporate roles significantly relying on their nursing or midwifery skills, knowledge and experience can apply everyday non patient-facing activity to meet the practice hours requirement,’ she said.

The NMC stated that non-clinical and non-patient facing registrants can use the same evidence of hours as if working in a clinical role.

The full briefing paper can be viewed at

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I would agree with Ms Ramsden, very Senior nurses in high management roles particularly operational and organisational roles do bring an objective view to discussions on poor social conditions ill health and welbeing and the impact these have on the care treatment and healing process of patients in both primary and secondary care.
For these Nurses who would wish to maintain their Registration I believe there should be some other process to accommodate those skill mix without the formalised procedure under Revalidation
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