Dear all,

We continue to be amazed and inspired by the dedication and fortitude shown by our nursing, care and support staff; both those at the front line in hospitals and those continuing to support people with special needs, the elderly, chronically ill and infirm.

We recognised that these challenges are ever-changing and we want you to know from all the team here, first and foremost, that we are hugely grateful for all that you do. We are hearing from many of you that you are juggling complex family and work responsibilities alongside your own wellbeing. The health community has once again shown it’s exceptional dedication and we want you to know that the team here have got your back.

Recent weeks have tested our ability as a nation to respond to this health emergency and look after the most vulnerable people in our society. There have been times where we have all felt upset, exhausted or worried; many of us have felt our physical and mental health being tested to the limit. We also know that you are the ultimate calm and pragmatic professionals in a crisis and that your skills and compassion will be vital in turning the tide on Covid19. We will be doing everything we possibly can to support you. Our Assistance Programme is available for everyone registered with Firstpoint and Servoca and you should have received an email about the support services they provide from our HR team. If not, please let us know.

All of our branches continue to operate as normal, we have moved our training online and we are redoubling our efforts to increase our nursing and care workforce. We anticipate that we will need to continue adapting how we operate over the coming weeks and month. We continue to review all of our operational processes to ensure that we provide the best service we can to you. If you have spotted ways we could change what we do to make things better for you in these exceptional times, do let us know.

Thank you for your continued efforts, perseverance and resilience. You have all been extraordinary.

Kind Regards

James Turner, Managing Director


This is the guide for nurses on the NMC website; you may find more information at

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This form needs to be printed out and sent to the NMC in hard copy when you have completed all your revalidation work.

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This is the form you can use to log your continuing professional development (CPD). You will need 35 hours in total, with 20 of these hours being participatory. Participatory learning includes any learning activity which involves interacting with other people, which could include:

  • Study day
  • Learning events, such as a conference or workshop
  • Peer review
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Participation in clinical audit, practice visits and group meetings

How to record CPD

You must maintain accurate records of your CPD, including:

  • CPD method
  • description of the topic and how it relates to your practice
  • dates and number of hours and participatory hours
  • relevance to Code, and
  • evidence that CPD has taken place.

NMC have provided a template to help you record your CPD activities.

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You must have practised for a minimum of 450 hours (900 hours for those registered as both a nurse and a midwife) over the three year period since your registration was last renewed or you joined the register.

NMC strongly recommend that you maintain a record of practice hours you have completed, and NMC have provided a template to help you record your practice hours. Your records should include:

  • Dates of practice.
  • The number of hours you undertook.
  • Name, address and postcode of the organisations.
  • Scope of practice.
  • Work setting.
  • A description of the work you undertook, and
  • evidence of those practice hours, such as timesheets, job specifications and role profiles
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You must use this form to record five written reflective accounts on your CPD and/or practice-related feedback and/or an event or experience in your practice and how this relates to the Code. Please fill in a page for each of your reflective accounts, making sure you do not include any information that might identify a specific patient, service user or colleague. There is guidance on how to ensure confidentiality and anonymity with the Guide.

These reflective accounts should refer to an instance of your CPD, and/or a piece of practice-related feedback you have received, and/or an event or experience in your own professional practice, and how this relates to the Code.

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NMC require you to have had a reflective discussion with another NMC registered nurse or midwife, covering your five written reflective accounts

NMC expect the discussion to be a face-to-face conversation. It is for you to decide the most appropriate person for you to have this conversation with.

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