Latest revalidation news
Nearly a third of nurses are yet to receive any support with meeting the requirements of revalidation, less than six months before the first registrants are due to begin undergoing the new system of competency checks.
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 chief executive of the nursing regulator has said fitness to practise referrals are expected to increase in number after revalidation is introduced in April, but that in the long term it is hoped they will reduce.
Nursing Times can confirm that the Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders.
The Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders, Nursing Times can reveal.
Senior nurses have hit out at government plans that could potentially delay the full introduction of revalidation in England by two years, labelling it a “travesty” and claiming the move would have an “incredibly negative” impact on the workforce, leaving staff “completely confused”.
Nursing and midwifery unions have said they are “extremely disappointed” and “very worried” that the introduction of revalidation may be delayed by two years in England, while other parts of the UK go ahead with the system in the spring.
The full introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives could be delayed in England for two years due to government fears about the current state of NHS finances, Nursing Times can reveal.
European Union nurses who want to work in the UK will in the future be required to pass an International English Language Testing System exam if they cannot prove they are proficient in using English, despite concerns about the test’s robustness.
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.