Revalidation update


04 / 5 / 2016 9.32am

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published information on the success of the first round of revalidation, which began in April. 

Latest figures show that 90.48 per cent (14,362 of 15,873) of nurses and midwives who were due to revalidate, have successfully done so and renewed their registration with the NMC. 1,401 nurses and midwives have left the register but the NMC is confident this number is in line with normal April attrition rate data

A small number of applications (106) have been granted extensions or are subject to additional checks by the NMC. 

Read the full NMC news release.


Revalidation is the biggest change to the regulation of nurses and midwives in the NMC's history and was a recommendation from Sir Robert Francis in his report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

The new process means our 692,000 UK nurses and midwives have to regularly demonstrate they practise safely and effectively by meeting a set of requirements. These include meeting the agreed number of practice hours, continuing their professional development, obtaining practice-related feedback and having reflective discussions. You can find out more on the revalidation website

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