Reflective Reading for NMC Revalidation

NMC revalidation

Hello nurses. Did you know: You can get credit towards your revalidation for reading a short article and discussing it with colleagues!

Aubrey Keep Library is running reflective reading sessions just for you to help you achieve revalidation.

Your task:

  • Read a short article in your own time
  • Attend the session and participate in a group discussion

Your reward:

  • Two hours of CPD time
  • Certificate of attendance
  • One of your five reflective accounts for your NMC revalidation portfolio

Please see below for the schedule of upcoming reflective reading group sessions. To book your place please email to Aubrey Keep Library, at Articles can be accessed with your NHS OpenAthens account but we can also email them to you.

NEW for 2018: You can now take part in all our Reflective Reading sessions remotely, via WebEx online conference. Just click the "Register for WebEx" next to the session you want to attend remotely and fill in your name and email address to be able to take part.

To take part in an online conference, you will need:

  • A computer (desktop or laptop)
  • A telephone (mobile or landline) for calling in, or a headset for your computer if calling in via computer
  • An internet connection

To book your place for taking part in person, please email Lisa Burscheidt, Clinical Librarian, at

Articles can be accessed with your NHS OpenAthens account but Lisa can also email them to you.

Upcoming sessions

 Date and time



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Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 1600-1800


Nurses as role models in health promotion: a concept analysis
Darch J et al., British Journal of Nursing 2017 26:17, 982-988

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Thursday 28 February 2019, 1500-1700

Aubrey Keep Library

Using an index of wellbeing to help achieve optimum care for older people 
Alan Glasper, British Journal of Nursing, 2017, Vol 26, No 7

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Thursday 28 March 2019, 1200-1300

Aubrey Keep Library

The practitioner/survivor hybrid: an emerging anti-stigmatising resource in mental health care
Barlow, AM; Grant, A (2016), Mental Health Practice vol. 20, no. 1, 33-37

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Thursday 25 April 2019, 1500-1700

Aubrey Keep Library

Tackling stigma through sport
Malcolm Rae, Mental Health Practice volume 20 number 4 / December 2016 / 15

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Tuesday 21 May 2019, 1000-1200

Aubrey Keep Library

Avoiding hospital admissions through the use of care and treatment reviews.
Donnelly V, Armatage J (2017), Learning Disability Practice vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 33-35.

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Previous sessions:



Downloadable summary of the group discussion 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The benefits of therapeutic writing in acute psychiatric units, Ross C, Mental Health Practice. Vol 20, No 7, 33-38.

Reflective Reading (NMC): The benefits of therapeutic writing in inpatient psychiatry

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Bourne, J. 2017. Time to talk about FGMPrimary Health Care, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 16-17. 

Reflective Reading (NMC): Time to talk about FGM