Continuing the Library’s new series of monthly promotions – Library Loves – this May we are taking a closer look at our Nursing Resources – in particular those that will support our Nurses and Midwives through revalidation.
From April 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) now requires that nurses and midwives undertake a process of revalidation every 3 years to maintain their registration with the NMC. This process has been introduced to encourage a sharing and reflective culture, to promote good practice and raise awareness of the professional standards expected of nurses and midwives and to strengthen public confidence in these professions.
We’ve put together this brief guide to essential revalidation information resources, including those available through St George’s Library, to support you through the revalidation process. Many of the resources will also be helpful to students or other healthcare professionals who are looking to develop their reflective writing skills, or those about to qualify who are looking to get a head start.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): Revalidation
The NMC microsite covers all the essential information and guidance to the Revalidation process. You can find out more about the requirements, download the NMC guidance booklet, forms and templates and learn from fellow professionals who have already been through the revalidation process.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN): Revalidation
The RCN has professional development pages dedicated to the revalidation process, including guidance on the requirements, case studies of a variety of professionals and advice on developing and keeping a portfolio of evidence.
Books available from St George’s Library
We have a great collection of texts to support you in your professional development and reflective practice. We’ve picked a handful of these below, but don’t forget you can also search Hunter for further inspiration and similar titles.
Click on the images below to view the catalogue record for the book, where you’ll be able to check and see if there is a copy available on the shelves. If the title is available as an eBook, follow the links beneath the image to view them online.
If you are using a library computer or laptop, you should click the onsite link to view the book (there’s no login required).
If you are offsite:
- SGUL students/staff should click the SGUL offsite link and log in with their SGUL username and password.
- NHS staff should use the NHS offsite link and log in with their OpenAthens login details. If you don’t have an OpenAthens login, you can self-register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/
You might also be interested in keeping up-to-date with more recent discussion on Revalidation.
Take a look at some of the Hunter searches below to see some of the most recent articles for the following topics:
To access full-text articles in these searches offsite, please be aware you’ll need to login with your SGUL login details. NHS staff are only able to view these using a Library computer. If you are an NHS user and would like a login for the Library PCs, please see a member of staff at the Library helpdesk.
NHS users have access to thousands of electronic journals via their OpenAthens login; you can browse the titles by visiting the A-Z list hosted by NICE. Make sure you have logged in before searching to ensure you see the full content you have access to.
Some key titles we recommend keeping up-to-date with include:
British Journal of Nursing
British Journal of Midwifery
These are all available via the University and the NHS OpenAthens routes.
If you don’t have the time to search online and would rather browse a journal/magazine by hand you can always check out our limited print collection of journals. These are held in the silent study section of the Library and a selection are on display next to the Research Enquiries Desk. Our nursing print journals include:
St George’s Library regularly explores and reviews mobile applications and resources that our users may find useful. A few that you may be interested in are:
Shift Calendar Apps – time management apps to help those with shift based roles keep track of their complex work schedules.
Forest: Stay Focused – An app to help you keep focused on your task if you are easily distracted
Dynamed Plus – A Point of Care resource app – full content available to St George’s NHS staff.
NICE BNF and BNFc – available with an NHS OpenAthens
Baby Buddy – An app for expectant and new mothers, and healthcare workers assisting them.
Other Key Resources
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, London: NMC.
View The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses – PDF
Royal College of Nursing (2015) NMC revalidation: next steps: an update from the RCN on NMC revalidation, plus frequently asked questions, London: RCN.
View RCN document on NMC revalidation – website
For help in viewing or downloading eBooks or online journals, pop along to the Research Enquiries Desk in the Quiet Study Area of the Library, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.
If you are an NHS user and are having problems with your OpenAthens account, please contact your OpenAthens administrator:
020 8725 5433
We’ll be hosting another Pop-Up Library where we’ll be happy to help with your enquiries about any of the Library’s services and resources:
Tuesday 24th May – 12-2pm outside Ingredients restaurant, 1st floor Lanesborough Wing.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May, between 13:00-17:00 in the Hyde Park room, and handing out awards for nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care.