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NMC approves introduction of nurse revalidation in April

8-Oct-2015 | By ,

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.

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Updated: 'Historic' decision on nurse revalidation largely welcomed

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Nursing and midwifery organisations have warned that registrants must be adequately “prepared” for revalidation and then “supported” through the process, now its introduction has been approved.

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NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has called for the government to better “join up the dots” between immigration policies and their effect on the NHS and nurse recruitment.

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.

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