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June/July 2016 (vol. 13/1)

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OH nurses and revalidation

A practical experience

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A new revalidation system is in operation for all nurses regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Karen Coomer is one of the first nurses to revalidate under the new system. Here, she considers the practical implications for occupational health nurses and whether the system is fit for purpose.

REVALIDATION is a broad term used to refer to the policy of proactively ensuring that practitioners who are registered to practise are still safe and competent to do so. This contrasts with the policy of investigating

Karen Coomer is an occupational health nurse practitioner and the director of KC Business Health Ltd. 

Author: Coomer K

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2016 (vol. 13/1) pp21-24

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