Nurse revalidation will go ahead from April 2016

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03 / 11 / 2015 8.06am

Revalidation will go ahead for nurses and midwives in spring 2016 and around 16,000 will revalidate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 

Employers are encouraged to raise awareness of revalidation and support their nursing and midwifery staff in preparation. We have developed a helpful checklist to test your local readiness, and it includes: 

  • Have you seen the new Code which forms the basis of registration and revalidation?
  • Do you know when your nurses and midwives need to revalidate and renew their registration – it won’t all be at the same time.
  • Have you thought about the resources you will need – administration, financial and process?

The final go ahead

The go ahead for revalidation has recently been confirmed in a letter to Jackie Smith, chief executive and registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) from Jane Cummings chief nursing officer, (CNO) and chair of the England Revalidation Board. 

The letter states that the revalidation board in England has noted increased readiness across all sectors for the introduction of revalidation and is keen to work closely with the NMC to support the approach and ongoing evaluation. 

You can find more helpful information on the revalidation of nurses and midwives section and on the NMC website. A copy of the letter from CNO is available on GOV.UK

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