ANN UK provides support for registered nurses through:

mentorship programme to help you develop your career, supported by experienced nurse mentors

practical advice and learning opportunities to help you with your NMC Revalidation

easy links to national and international clinical policies, guidelines and resources

Calendar of Events to plan your renal-related CPD opportunities

ANN UK has launched an exciting pilot mentorship programme for registered nurses working in kidney care. The aim of the pilot is to give registered nurses access to an experienced nurse, external to their organisation who can offer advice and support for their career development in kidney care.

How does it work? 

Six Executive Board members are the mentors and in 2021 there are six places available. Executive Board members are supporting one mentee each and they will be matched together in terms of practice, management, education interests and research needs, taking into account the mentee’s preference. The amount of time given in support is 6 hours/year, which would roughly translate into a one hour (virtual) meeting every other month. There is no cost involved apart from time.

Who for? 

In the first instance the scheme is for Band 5 nurses, and we are encouraging those of BAME heritage to apply. The reason is that been much discussion in the nursing profession around promotion of people of BAME heritage to senior positions.

Revalidation is the way that all registered nurses maintain safe and effective practice.

Every registered nurse has to revalidate every 3 years. It is mandatory requirement.

To help you understand and navigate the process we have some helpful links on how to find out what you need to do and examples for reflective practice. We are happy to offer advice to ANN UK members.

We have gathered together key links to evidence based clinical guidelines, policies, patient safety and patient information, workforce planning documents, prescribing information and professional organisations so you can locate information in one place.
There is also bespoke information on the Special Interest Groups.
If you see anything missing please let us know.

Coming soon a members only section which will collate and share nursing job descriptions, unit based clinical policies and nursing protocols to guide and enhance your own practice.