06 / 9 / 2013 10.22am
The NMC Council met on 12 September 2013 to consider various revalidation models for nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom.
The Council agreed to go forward with option 3 which means that revalidation will require a third party (such as an employer or manager) to confirm that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised Code. This will take account of feedback from patients, service users, carers and colleagues. Revalidation takes place at the point of renewal.
The aim of revalidation is primarily to provide checks and assurances that staff on the register remain capable of safe and effective conduct and practice. The NMC are planning to engage with employers and individuals over the next 3 months which will be followed by a formal consultation running from January to March 2014. We will working with the NMC to ensure they can access as many employer forums as possible and keep you up to date with how you can get involved.
This is the start of the process and we recognise that there is lots of preparation and planning to do to be ready to implement a new system at the end of 2015.
We will post further detail on our website in the coming weeks. Find out more about the plans and option 3 on the NMC website.