Library Book of Revalidation

Name: Laura Wilkes


Your Service: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Library and Information Centre

Who asked: Nursing Directorate

What did they say?: The Nursing Directorate had started to promote Nursing Revalidation throughout the Trust on the trust intranet and through our weekly electronic  staff newsletter, the Green Sheet. However, it became apparent that although there was a lot of information circulating in the trust and in nursing literature about Revalidation, none of that information had been gathered together in one place.

What did you do?: We began with an extensive display of Revalidation resources and websites in the Library, which we promoted widely in the trust

Revalidation display1Revalidation display 2

We then heard about a booklet created by some librarians in Wales and that they had given permission for the booklet, called the Little Library Book of Revalidation, to be modified and customised for local use.

We produced our own version, The Library Book of Revalidation, which included all of the resources we had already sourced for our popular display.

We sent this to the Nursing Directorate and they included it in their resources on the intranet. We also uploaded it to our website.

The Library Book of Nursing Revalidation – Word document.

How did it help?: 

The booklet provides a one-stop shop not only for Revalidation resources and guides on how to complete a revalidation, it also contains useful information about database searching and critical appraisal, and local training opportunities through the library.

It serves two main functions:

  • To act as a guide and template for a successful revalidation.
  • To act as a useful and effective promotional tool for library services.

Here is some of the feedback we received:

This is really great.  We will print some copies and give out at our workshops.’ Clinical Practice and Education Coordinator Nursing and Governance

That’s really helpful’ Specialist Discharge Planning Lead

‘This is really good’ Executive Chief Nurse

June 2016