The Nursing and Midwifery Council has formally approved the introduction of Revalidation for Nurses and Midwives – starting in April of 2016.
The NMC is claiming that the introduction of revalidation is “the significant change to regulation in a decade”.
NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith, said of the new process: “We believe that revalidation will give the public confidence that the people who care for them are continuously striving to improve their practice.”
The message behind this change is clear, professionals must be able to deliver safe and effective care and act in a professional way. Ensuring practicing professionals are inline with their Code of Conduct.
Revalidation is set to begin in April of 2016 with 16,000 Nurses and Midwives completing the process.
Your local trust or employer should have released guidance on how you can prepare for this change.
Want to know your revalidation date? Follow our guide: ‘How to find your Revalidation date‘.