During the first three months since revalidation was introduced, more than 35,000 nurses and midwives successfully renewed their professional registration under the new system.
4% of this figure were midwives.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said there have been no indications to suggest revalidation has had a diverse effect on the register.
Across the UK, 80% of registrants renewed in England, 9% in Scotland, 5% in Wales and 4% in Northern Ireland, with 2% located outside of the UK.
NMC Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith said: “This demonstrates that nurses and midwives across the four countries are embracing revalidation. Feedback so far is overwhelmingly positive.”
Revalidation was introduced in April 2016 – the biggest change to nursing and midwifery legislation in the NMC’s history.
The change to the renewal process was prompted by a recommendation outlined in the Francis Report, following failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
The new system means nurses and midwives will now have to regularly demonstrate through CPD that they can deliver care safely.
The first report on revalidation can be found here:
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