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NMC urges nurses and midwives revalidating in September to ‘plan ahead’

16 June 2016

Nurses and midwives due to revalidate in September are being urged to ‘plan ahead’ and make sure they are ready to revalidate during the busiest time of year for registration renewals.

The introduction of revalidation has so far been a success, with the numbers of nurses and midwives renewing their registration in line with those in any previous year. However, September sees a significant increase in the numbers due to go through the process with around 51,000 expected. This is over three times the number of people that revalidated in April. By preparing early nurses and midwives can make sure they renew their registration without a hitch.

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith said:

“September is always a busy time of year at the NMC for registration renewals and this year is the first time nurses and midwives will be going through revalidation. As in previous years, the NMC will be ready for the increase in numbers.”

“It is likely that line managers will be acting as confirmers for multiple nurses and midwives during this period and it is important to plan these confirmation discussions now so that there is plenty of time to complete the process.”

The NMC has produced specific guidance to support confirmers and employers as well as nurses and midwives through the process. This, along with a range of other resources including case studies, forms and templates, can be found on our revalidation microsite.

Nurses and midwives can find out when they are due to revalidate now by checking their NMC Online account, while employers can use the Electronic Staff Record system or NMC Employer Confirmation Service to find out when their staff are due to revalidate.

 

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Notes for editors

1.    For media enquiries, please contact Ben Jackson on 020 7681 5649 or email media@nmc-uk.org

2.    The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK. We exist to protect the public. We do this by maintaining the register of qualified nurses and midwives and setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance. We make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date through a regular revalidation process. If concerns are raised about the standards of a registered nurse or midwife, we have a duty to investigate and, where necessary, take action to protect the public. 

3.    For a step-by-step guide to revalidation see our dedicated website.