Further information

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Revalidation

Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation is straightforward and will help you as a nurse or midwife demonstrate that you practise safely and effectively. This new process replaces the Prep requirements and you will have to revalidate every three years to renew your registration.

For more information, guidance and forms visit: http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/welcome-to-revalidation.

NHS Interim Management and Support (IMAS)

NHS IMAS provides interim management and consultancy support across all the NHS and provides its pool members with the opportunity to learn, develop and progress.

NHS IMAS supports the NHS by:

  • providing the assistance that is needed by the NHS, but in a way that builds a sustainable legacy;
  • growing and developing local NHS talent; and
  • reducing dependency on the private sector.

NHS IMAS welcomes expressions of interest from all expert and experienced senior NHS staff from Agenda for Change (AfC) grade 8d and above. In addition to having expertise in a specific field, individuals need to be able to demonstrate that they have the right aptitude for working on NHS IMAS assignments.

The pool also includes some staff at Agenda for Change band 8c who are looking to develop into a band 8d role. NHS IMAS can help by matching staff to assignments that stretch them, but ensuring they have the appropriate support and skills to carry out the role.

NHS assignments can include:

  • filling an executive position on a short-term basis such as Chief Executive, Director of Finance, Nursing, Operations and HR etc.; and
  • consultancy support such as:
    • senior turnaround expertise including diagnosis, support and intervention; and
    • additional support as part of a transformational change programme including performance, finance and diagnostics.

Read more on becoming a pool member: NHS Pool Member Flyer (PDF, 217KB)

View more information on NHS IMAS.

W: www.nhsimas.nhs.uk
E: nhs.imas@nhs.net
T: 0113 825 1573
Twitter: @NHSIMAS

New care models

Engagement Event - Nurse Leadership and Talent

Slides from the event.


Outputs from NCM event - Summary report August 2016 (PDF, 493KB)
A summary overview of some emerging themes and implications of new care models on future nurse leadership roles drawn from events, presentations, stories and discussions with directors and deputy directors of nursing from across England and vanguards between the end of June and beginning of August 2016.

Read more on: New care models – vanguard sites

Director of Nursing Talent Scheme

Director of Nursing Talent Scheme - Feedback from engagement events and recommendations
November 2015

This paper pulls together all the feedback we have received from various network meetings and engagement events across Midlands and East to develop the case for working collaboratively across the health system to:

  • assess and unlock the potential of future directors of nursing from all health and care settings and including individuals from broader specialisms than nursing, for example midwives and AHPs;
  • develop and support future directors of nursing; and
  • assess how we might better support existing directors of nursing.

Lynne Wigens, Regional Chief Nurse, Midlands and East has been leading this work, which she picked up and developed from the great work started by directors of nursing in Essex whilst Ruth May was held the Midlands and East post. NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England will jointly take this work forward in 2016/17, ensuring alignment with national talent management strategies and approaches across the NHS in England. 

The intention is to identify all existing leadership development programmes that support aspiring and existing directors of nursing, as opposed to starting again from scratch. To this end, we will not be expecting any potential participants to undertake development in areas they have already covered, but rather, we will provide the additional development needed to prepare them to take the next step. This will include consideration of the future director of nursing role in light of new care models and integrated workforce structures currently being tested through vanguard and pioneer sites.

We will be sending further information about the approach we are taking and associated processes, including how to apply for any high potential programmes during June.

If you have any queries about this work, please email Clare Simpson at clare.simpson@dh.gsi.gov.uk.