NHS Leadership Academy programme supports nurse revalidation

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The NHS Leadership Academy is making it easier for nurses and midwives to carry out their revalidation as a part of the Edward Jenner programme.

Nurses and midwives who take part in the programme automatically begin working towards the required ‘35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD)’ relevant to their scope of practice as a nurse or midwife as required for revalidation since April 2016. The programme can be used as evidence of hours of participatory learning as it encourages nurses to put their learning into practice, reflect and discuss this online. In addition to this, after completing the Edward Jenner programme nurses and midwives will receive an Academy-recognised qualification and certificate.

Dr Clare Price Dowd, a registered nurse and senior programme lead at the Academy said: “We know nurses, midwives and frontline staff are busy as they are trying to deliver care to those who need it the most. As nurses we all need to go through the revalidation process, but we wanted to make it easier for them to do so.

Clare price dowd
Dr Clare Price-Dowd

“Our Edward Jenner programme gives them the chance to go through the process at their own pace. The learning is in small chunks so you can do as little or as much as you want at any one time – while also getting an Academy recognised qualification – which they can build on if they wish to do so.”

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

Jane Cummings, chief nurse at NHS England said: “The Edward Jenner programme is a useful tool to help nurses and midwives begin their revalidation process making it convenient for them to do so.

“I’m really pleased that the NHS Leadership Academy is supporting a range of health care professionals including nurses across the system to develop and become better leaders of the future.”

The revised Edward Jenner programme was launched in June 2015. It’s free, accessible online and aimed at people in healthcare who have an interest in leadership. Following the programme participants have the choice to carry on developing their leadership skills with the Academy’s other programmes including the Mary Seacole, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Nye Bevan programmes.

For more information about the programmes the Academy offers visit the website or if you’d like to apply for the Edward Jenner programme you can enrol by clicking here.

18 replies on “NHS Leadership Academy programme supports nurse revalidation”

  • Is this program available to nurses in Australia?

    Sharon Gunning
    • Hello Sharon,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, the programme can be accessed online anywhere and applied to anyone working in health and care.


      James Marcus
  • Hi,

    Is this programme available for nurses in the third sector and in Scotland ?


    Siobhan Fairhurst
    • Hi Siobhan,

      Thank you for getting in touch. Yes, the programme is available to all those interested in learning more about healthcare leadership, regardless of role or background. More information is available here. You can also find out more by calling us on 0113 3225699.

      Many thanks,

      James Marcus
  • im interested in the programme. i will call. Thanks.

    Busi Sibanda
  • Very itersti g. Are there any similar programs for biomedical scientists and other health care professionals

    Tareq Ansari
    • Hello Tareq,

      We provide targeted leadership development for all backgrounds and experiences through a range of programmes and resources. You can have a look through these on the website here, or alternatively call the Academy on 0113 3225699 to discuss your development needs further with us.

      Many thanks,

      James Marcus Editor
  • Hello
    Am William a psychiatric nursing from Uganda.
    Am I also eligible?

  • Ive completed the edward jenna programme. How many hours should i count towards my cpds. Lost count how long i spent doing it. Just a rough idea for my revalidation.

    • Hi Emma,

      Completing the Edward Jenner programme allows you to contribute 35 hours toward your continuing professional development (CPD).

      I hope this helps. Please call us on 0113 322 5699 if you have any questions.


      James Marcus Editor
  • Hi can the programme be useful for nurses not delivering direct care? I’m a Director in healthcare would it help me?
    Thanks Ian

    Ian Fearnley
    • Hi Ian, The Edward Jenner programme aims to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence, whatever your role. It will support you as you develop and is based online so you can do the work at your own pace and in your own time. The programme is usually a starting point for someone wanting leadership development but has been completed by people from various professions and at different stages in their career, for example Dr Kerry Ann Jobling who recently wrote a blog for us. If you require any more information please visit our website – https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/programmes/the-edward-jenner-programme/ or don’t hesitate to come back to us.

  • Hello
    I qualified 10mths ago and I’m about to go back to complete an 18mth midwifery course.
    Would I be able to sign up?

    Joanna Frankland
    • Hello Joanna,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Absolutely, you can register for the programme at this link. If you need any help or have any questions, please contact us on 0113 3225699 or drop us an email at [email protected].

      Many thanks,

      James Marcus Editor
  • Im interested on leadership and management topics and a regular staff nurse. Is it ok to join?

    Sheila Marie Capulso
  • I am interested in doing the program, where can I apply? Thank you!

    Welyn Holipas

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