Latest revalidation news
Around 7% of the nurses who expected to revalidate in the final three months of the first year in which the new system of checks was brought in have failed to renew their Nursing and Midwifery Council registration, a report by the regulator has shown.
Around 5,000 UK nurses have left the register in three months by choosing not to go through the revalidation process or by failing to meet its requirements, suggests latest data from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The number of fitness to practise concerns raised with the Nursing and Midwifery Council has continued to increase, with a 4.5% jump in referrals in the past year, the regulator’s annual performance review has revealed.
A video guide on revalidation aimed at nurses working in social care has been launched by the Foundation on Nursing Studies.
Nursing Times has today launched new online education resources on haematological cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms to coincide with International Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Day.
Nurses in non-patient facing jobs who believe they have a “clinical practice gap” may need to change the way they view their role in order to meet revalidation requirements, according to a senior commissioning nurse.
Around 35,000 nurses and midwives have completed revalidation in the first three months since it was introduced in April, but more than 3,000 have left the register in that time, data from the Nursing and Midwifery Council has shown.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing have rejected a call to provide nurses with individual training budgets in order to help them prepare for revalidation.
A scheme to promote the development of health service leaders is being promoted as helping nurses contribute towards completing revalidation.
More than 90% of nurses expected to revalidate in April completed the new process successfully and have remained on the register, according to figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.