Latest revalidation news
Provisional standards for the forthcoming system of competency checks that will allow nurses and midwives to renew their registration every three years have been released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nurse managers have been urged to start preparing for revalidation now in order to avoid staff being refused renewal of their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2016.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the first organisations that will help it test out the new system of checks on fitness to practice that are set to be introduced under revalidation.
An absence of registrants at the top tier of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has prompted it to create a panel of senior nurses and midwives to advise it.
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.
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.