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Can you Delay your Revalidation Date?

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You might be finding it difficult, like many, to meet the NMC‘s Revalidation criteria. Can you extend or delay your revalidation date?

The NMC does have some criteria in place that allows you to delay or extend your revalidation date. The criteria however is very specific and refers to “exceptional circumstances”. Even if the NMC permit you to extend or delay your revalidation date you will still be required to meet the existing PREP criteria.

According to the NMC website you can only delay or provide an exemption to revalidation date if:

  • You have been on maternity or sick leave for a significant amount of time meaning you have had insufficient time to complete the require criteria.
  • You cannot meet the criteria because you have a protected characteristic under the Equality Act.

Finally, according to the NMC website they can only extend your revalidation date by up to 6 weeks if you have a documented exceptional circumstance. They encourage you to contact them via email, giving as much notice and evidence as possible. The NMC state that they will only provide a single extension. They fail to provide an examples of “exceptional circumstances”.

Any delay, exemption or extension to your NMC registration will NOT include the payment of the annual fee – so you will still be required to pay this at the usual time to ensure you registration is maintained.

If you are having difficulties in meeting the criteria we advise you to contact the NMC as soon as possible. You should also read the ‘How to Revalidate‘ booklet carefully. 

The information on this page was taken directly from the NMC’s 2015 How to Revalidate Booklet. 
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NMC says Nurses must accept concerns about their practice

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NMC says Nurses must accept concerns about their practice

Legislative changes designed to speed up fitness-to-practice (FtP) cases will only work if Nurses accept concerns about their practice.

Controversial changes including a new measure that will allow the Nursing and Midwifery Council to issue ‘public warnings’ against registrants who have breached professional standards came into force this week, be able to offer informal advise to Nurses for less severe cases and agree restrictions on practice with registrants directly.

The reforms will enable case examiners to resolve issues earlier on in the FtP process and will mean the NMC will only have to take the most serious cases to a full hearing but the NMC boss says this can only happen in Nurses accept concerns about their practice earlier in the process.

This years financial report shows noted a significantly higher spending on fitness to practices cases and part of the new process is to minimise this spending.

Several concerns have been raised that the new system may result in over-use of warnings and the fact they may disadvantage staff when applying for employment.

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NMC Chief gets £20,000 pay rise to bring pay into “alignment”

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NMC Chief gets £20,000 pay rise to bring pay into “alignment”

Jackie Smith, the chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council received a £20,000 pay rise this year.

The Nursing and Midwifery Councils financial reports reveal that its CEO and Registrar, Jackie Smith, received a pay rise of around £20,000 bringing her total basic salary to £192,850 for 2016-2017.

However, Ms Smith final remuneration is expected to be significantly more due to pension benefits and annual leave reimbursements.

In a report from the NMC, the regulator said the pay increase for its chief executive followed a review of its senior salary structure.

The report, which is created by the NMC’s remuneration committee, compares the pay of its own executives with those in similar roles.

In total, the NMC’s executive team was paid £1.2m in 2016-2017.

The report went on to state that the NMC has maintained financial stability and noted a significantly higher spending on fitness to practices cases.

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