06 / 1 / 2014 Midnight
Sue Covill, director of employment services at the NHS Employers organisation, comments on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s launch today (6 January 2014) of the first part of a consultation on revalidation and its review of the Code.
Ms Covill said:
“There’s been a huge focus on recruiting nursing staff who have the right skills and values, however most are already established in their roles and we need great systems to assess and support them too.
“Getting this right means building on existing processes and ensuring new systems are as streamlined as possible, always with a clear focus on how they benefit patients.
“With more than 350,000 nurses and midwives working in the NHS in England, this huge task requires careful consideration as well as engagement with registrants and employers to ensure it is a success. Based on our engagement with employers so far, we know they are keen to contribute to the consultation.
“We are looking forward to working with the NMC throughout 2014 and building on the work that has commenced so far.”