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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has insisted that it will be ready and able to implement revalidation in April 2016.
The introduction of a major new system of nurse competency checks risks being staggered across the UK, because England is lagging behind in its preparation.
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The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.
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.
Nurses are continuing to miss out on mandatory training because of staffing shortages, a large survey by the Royal College of Nursing has indicated.
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.
Employers should be allocated funds to pay for the forthcoming new system of checks on nurse competencies in order to stop registrants from being charged through increased registration fees instead, union members have said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council should be considered as a potential source for funding the training of qualified nurses in the future, rather than relying “exclusively” on employers to pay for ongoing learning, according to a research body.
The rhetoric and criticism surrounding the increasing use of overseas nurses to cope with NHS staffing shortages has been described as “insulting” by a senior health service manager.
The implementation of a new system of checks on nurses, called revalidation, will raise standards in the profession, the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has claimed.