ESR offers a flexible solution to nurse and midwife revalidation

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16 / 12 / 2015 3.39pm

The NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) has a range of options available to  support the revalidation process for nurses and midwives. 

It includes the well-established professional bodies interface, where  an employee’s revalidation date is populated in ESR directly from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Other features include:

  • ability to create local review types specific to revalidation
  • employee or line manager can initiate the process in self-service
  • ability to create local questionnaires to replicate the national questionnaire to support aspects of the NMC's revalidation templates
  • employee can add participants to the review process if their line manager is not the same person as the individual confirming their revalidation documentation
  • attach documents to a revalidation review in ESR
  • a comprehensive suite of business intelligence reports to track progress against revalidation components, offering board level assurance.

ESR supports revalidation using self-service, without the need for a separate solution, and using this approach adds to the wider benefits that deployment of ESR self-service can bring.

Future developments to ESR

Recently, the NHS ESR programme team engaged with a range of stakeholders, including senior nurses and HR professionals, to understand how the NHS will form their approach to recording and tracking the key requirements outlined by the NMC. 

The feedback captured during these discussions has enabled the NHS ESR team to develop a suite of solution improvements, building on the current ESR capabilities outlined above, to support revalidation from April 2016. 

To read more about these improvements and to access a series of questions and answers, visit the NHS ESR website.

To read more about nurse and midwife revalidation, visit the dedicated section of the NHS Employers website.

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