According to the NMC, 60% of nurses and midwives who are due to renew their registration have already done so under the new revalidation process.
Building on Prep requirements, the new renewal system will require midwives to demonstrate their continued ability to practise safely.
Welcoming the new change, Director of Midwifery at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said: “The RCM is pleased that after years in development, revalidation is finally here. The response from both midwives and nurses so far is most encouraging and shows that efforts by the NMC, the RCM and other organisations [to] raise awareness so far have been successful.”
Approximately 2,500 nurses and midwives with an April application deadline have logged into their account online to start the process.
700 have already completed their application.
“It is important that midwives and nurses engage early with the process and allow themselves the time needed to complete it. For midwives revalidation is an extension of what they currently already do and is an easy and straightforward process,” Louise Silverton added.
To mark the beginning of revalidation, MIDIRS now has a search pack about the renewal process in MIDIRS Reference Database or can be purchased separately by non-subscribers.
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