Revalidation will be a requirement for all practising Nurses and Midwives from April 2016. Practitioners will need to provide evidence, reflections and independent verification that you have met the NMCs new practice criteria.
You can see our NMC Revalidation Guide for more information on the criteria you will need to meet prior to your revalidation date and then every 3 years after.
Find out your Revalidation Date
- You will need to have register for the NMC Online service – this involves registering via the NMC site then confirming your identity by a unique pin that will be posted to you.
- Login to the NMC Online site with the username and password you setup.
- Your NMC Revalidation date will be listed as ‘Renewal Date‘.
Your employer will be asking for these details in the near future to help plan for revalidation and support you through the process.
If you don’t wish to use the NMC Online service you can call the NMC and request this information over the phone.
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.
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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