NMC’s revalidation process, a success!
The first report from the NMC shows that more than 90% of nurses and midwives on the register have successfully completed the revalidation process.
The new industry standard introduced by the NMC in April 2016, was put in place to increase public confidence in the ability of nurses and midwives. The process requires nurses to regularly demonstrate that they are practicing in a safe, effective and professional way.
Due to the revalidation being the largest change from the NMC to take place in regards to the regulation of nurses and midwives, there was a chance that it could cause upheaval.
However, recent data shows that the introduction of a revalidation process has been a success, with 35,000 going through the process within the first three months. In the summary of revalidation NMC stated that these figures are in line with their expectations, with revalidation rates ranging from 91% to 94% across the UK.
If you are due to take part in the process, or have any further questions on the subject, we have produced a guide that covers all of the basics, including what you have to do to revalidate:
NMC plan to continue to monitor the data closely to ensure that the impact of revalidation continues to be positive throughout the remainder of the year.