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Revalidation Feedback “Overwhelmingly Positive” says NMC

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Revalidation Feedback "Overwhelmingly Positive" says NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council published data this week showing that 35,000 Nurses and Midwives have successfully completed their revalidation since it’s introduction in April. 

They claim the data highlights that renewal rates are in line with those seen in previous years, with no evidence of revalidation having an adverse effect on the register. The NMC reaffirm that across the four UK countries revalidation rates are very similar, ranging from 91 percent to 94 percent. You can view the complete report online here

Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith said; “This demonstrates that nurses and midwives across the four countries are embracing revalidation. Feedback so far is overwhelmingly positive.

We have put together some tips to help you successfully revalidate;

Feedback from Nurses who have completed their revalidation have been mixed but most Nurses state the process isn’t as complex as they initially thought. If you are worried about revalidation you should seek advise from your line manager.

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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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