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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.
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.
When Jenny Turner first started nursing she was frightened of the doctors, frightened of the ward sister and frightened of the women who polished the hospital floors.
A major new system to ensure nurses and midwives demonstrate their practice is up-to-date every three years is introduced from today.
Nursing and Midwifery Council members have expressed concern about the impact on the regulator’s finances if the introduction of revalidation results in a significant number of nurses opting to leave the register.
Obtaining feedback and writing reflective accounts on practice are the areas of revalidation worrying nurses and midwives the most, according to a snap shot survey ahead of the system’s introduction.
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A large number of nurses leaving the register when revalidation is introduced in April should not be automatically viewed as a concern, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Orchard Care Homes has created the new role of director of nursing for staff working across its 100 plus residential elderly and specialist care homes.
Almost 5% of England’s nursing workforce are due to undergo revalidation in the first quarter of 2016-17, official papers reveal.
Concerns have been raised that the introduction of a major new system of checks on nurses could drive practice nurses into early retirement due to a lack of support from employers.
Find out the full results of our latest annual survey of the views of the nursing profession.
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.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.
A major new system of competency checks for nurses is expected to be approved for launch in April, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council meets today to finalise its plans on revalidation.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council must strengthen the way it proposes to verify registrants under its new system of competency checks in order to ensure public protection, a union has warned.
New standards for readmission to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register have been proposed to stop registrants from taking advantage of a loophole that could enable them to avoid revalidation.
Revamped draft guidelines on revalidation have been released, which include additional information about how the Nursing and Midwifery Council will verify registrants’ portfolios of evidence.
“Concerning” gaps in awareness about the forthcoming system of revalidation have been identified, particularly among junior nurses, following a survey of pilot participants.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to discuss reducing the number of hours of continuing professional development required by its new system of checks to remain on the register every three years.
The practice feedback and reflection elements of the new system of revalidation are likely to take nurses and midwives many more hours to complete than current checks on competency.
Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie Smith will join a host of speakers at the Nursing Times Revalidation conference this November to explain how nurses should handle revalidation from a registrant’s and manager’s perspective.
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.
Private organisations are lining up to offer nurses revalidation “sign off” services for a fee when the new system of competency checks comes into effect next year, Nursing Times has learnt.
Nursing Times Learning relaunches today with a system designed specifically to help nurses and midwives meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements for revalidation.
Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.
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.
Feedback from the revalidation pilots showed the Nursing and Midwifery Council needs to simplify its guidance for nurses and midwives and raise awareness of revalidation within primary care, social care and the independent sector.
The proposed revalidation system for nurses and midwives is currently “inadequate” for a “significant portion” of registrants that do not have the same levels of employer support as others, according to nurses.
Employers are not obliged to provide specific revalidation support for nurses and midwives, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, but the regulator has suggested ways that trusts can offer assistance to registrants.
Nurses have said they need clearer guidance about how to complete the new process of checks for renewing their registration in order to reduce confusion and avoid potentially falling off the register.
The vast majority of community nurses do not know what process is required to complete the new system of competency checks for nurses and midwives due to be introduced next year, according to a survey.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has improved its performance overall, but is still missing targets requiring it to maintain an accurate register and ensure registrants are continually fit to practise.