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Exclusive: Revalidation pilots reveal raft of unresolved issues

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Nurses have said they need clearer guidance about how to complete the new process of checks for renewing their registration in order to reduce confusion and avoid potentially falling off the register.

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Nurse-led GP practice rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC

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A nurse-led general practice in North West London has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, making it one of only 3% of surgeries inspected so far to have achieved the top rating.

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