Revalidation has been introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in a bid to strengthen professionalism and ensure that nurses and midwives are working in accordance with The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviours for Nurses and Midwives.
According to the NMC’s recent newsletter, the first nurses and midwives to use the revalidation system will be nurses and midwives who need to renew their registration in April 2016, should it come into effect.
The NMC has now recommended nurses and midwives to be prepared by:
- Creating an NMC Online account
- Find out your renewal date
- Review the provisional revalidation guidance
Midwives and nurses will be able to find out more information about the role of a confirmer (the person who will confirm that nurses and midwives have met revalidation requirements) during a Twitter chat @nmcnews on Monday 21 September 2015 6pm to 7pm, using the #revalidation hashtag.
For more information about revalidation and how it may affect you, visit the NMC website here.
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