Nursing in the social care sector

Information for nursing homes and nurses working in the social care sector

A Practical Guide to Revalidation for Nurses Working in Social Care video

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) have developed a video to help demystify the revalidation process in the context of social care.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launched revalidation in April 2016. The new requirements demonstrate to everyone that as Registered Nurses they're working effectively and safely within ‘The Code’, which sets out the professional standards for practice.

Based on their experience of working with nurses in social and primary care to help them understand the revalidation process, FoNS know that some of you working in social care can feel isolated and revalidation may seem daunting. They therefore developed this video to help demystify the process and to enable you to apply this to your own working context in social care. Watch and listen to Kirsty as she undertakes her revalidation journey. Click on the picture below to watch the video.

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Nursing Associates

The Nursing Associate role is a newly developed apprenticeship that is being rolled out across the country. Nursing Associates provide a nursing pathway for both the health and social care workforce, strengthening opportunities to create a “home-grown” workforce. It is also a role in itself and is registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It is a professional registered qualification. This enables nursing homes to re-profile their workforce and support the development of their staff for the benefit of the service user/resident or patient.

For information about the excisitng new role visit our Nursing Associates page.

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