Latest revalidation news
Nurses and midwives who fail to renew their registration on time could face weeks out of work under new rules from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nurses and midwives are being asked for their views on the new process under which they must prove they are fit to practise every three years.
A video guide on revalidation aimed at nurses working in social care has been launched by the Foundation on Nursing Studies.
Universities have been advised to appoint a senior member of staff to oversee the forthcoming system of checks for nurses and midwives to ensure academics and researchers are able to renew their registration.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has rowed back on plans for revalidation that could have meant nurses’ fitness to practise being confirmed by someone with no nursing experience or training.
The new system for checking nurse’s competencies every three years is to be launched several months later than planned in order to provide more preparation time for the first wave of nurses going through the process.
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.
Revalidation will be a “key” tool for community nurses to regain support from managers to prescribe, following concerns some registrants are not making full use of their qualification to do so, it has been claimed.
The new system of revalidation introduced this month will in the future “go further” to raise professional practice, the head of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said.
Members of the UK nursing regulator’s council have highlighted a number of risks that could arise from revalidation and have called for an assessment of their potential impact.