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NMC Revalidation: FAQs


Like we haven't got enough stress, paperwork, and legislation to work through on a daily basis that the NMC has this bright idea of forcing more pressure on us by making us reflect on our practice. We are conscious beings and are always reflecting on our practice as mature adults. This feels like a secondary school exercise and creates more jobs for the NMC, as surely they must have stacks of cash flow from the cost of yearly updating our pin numbers. Let's say there are approximately 325000 nurses practising in the UK. Each renewal costs £120. That's around £39,000,000. Yes, that's thirty-nine million pounds give or take a penny. £39,000,000. How does the NMC use this? Someone is living a life of luxury, working in a board room, not in a hospital environment. Dear NMC Sir, Madam - How about trying to make life a little easier for all the nursing slaves? Instead of introducing more legislation, barriers and homework for us. Ridiculous. It feels like the NMC are police. Yes, I agree to weeding out nurses that project poor practice and unsafe standards. Shouldn't mean the majority have to suffer from this nonsense. I believe this will backfire and many fantastic nurses will hang the white flag up and opt for a less stressful environment. I would love the NMC to work on the ward which I enjoy working with. Let's see if they can find time to sit on their backsides let alone writing reflective accounts about work in their leisure and recharge time. Maybe leave the nurses alone who have worked hard to gain their 'pin number' within the UK. Maybe place the revalidation process on nurses who come from other parts of the world who may need an update on how the UK works within a nursing context. Training standards will inevitably be different globally. The NMC to me feels like unfriendly gatekeepers. How about a revalidation vote? How about asking us if we would like to do this instead of just implementing it anyway. Shame on you NMC. Maybe look into staff retention and burnout within the health care sector. Instead of increasing our workload.

Posted date

23 June, 2016

Posted time

11:32 pm