3,645 of the Nurses who where expected to revalidate this year have instead given up their Nursing and Midwifery Council registration.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) say the figures are similar to the number Nurses who would usually leave the register in the same time period and say “there is no sign that revalidation has had an adverse effect on the register” since it was brought in from April 2016.
This news reflects previous comments from the NMC that revalidation feedback was "overwhelmingly positive".
During the first three months of 2018, 48,598 completed their revalidation allowing them to stay on the NMC register and continue practising as a nurse and midwife.
But 3,645 out of 52,243 who were due to renew in that time failed to revalidate and therefore have forfeited their NMC registration and are no longer allowed to practice.
We have put together some tips to help you successfully revalidate;
- Revalidation. A blessing or a curse?
- Mentor Feedback Template for Revalidation.
- How to find out your revalidation date.
Many blame the current political climate combined with the new revalidation requirements.
NMC chief executive, Jackie Smith, said "Nurses, midwives and employers continue to praise the programme and are seeing the real benefits that it can bring".