The NMC is committed to developing and implementing an effective system of revalidation for nurses and midwives
Revalidation will require every nurse and midwife to confirm that they:
The system of revalidation that we adopt must contribute to our core regulatory purpose which is public protection. We aim to deliver a proportionate, risk-based and affordable system that will provide greater public confidence in the professionals regulated by the NMC. It is also important that revalidation raises standards of care and promotes a culture of continuous improvement amongst nurses and midwives.
To build on our previous extensive engagement with stakeholders, we have now begun a public consultation on how revalidation can be applied in practice to ensure that it will work for all the people on the register.
This is part one of a two part, six month public consultation, which will run from January until July 2014.
The consultation as a whole will also address revising the NMC’s Code. Our Code sets out the standards of good nursing and midwifery practice.
In part one we are focusing our consultation on how the proposed model of revalidation can be implemented in a variety of employment settings and scopes of practice. This will help ensure the system we launch in December 2015 is flexible and fit for purpose. We will also use this part of the consultation to gather information to draft a revised NMC Code and develop guidance for revalidation.
We want to hear from individuals and organisations across the four countries of the UK, such as:
- Nurses and midwives operating at any level, scope of practice and work setting
- The general public and users of nursing and midwifery services including patients
- Professional bodies and trade unions representing nurses, midwives and other healthcare staff
- Student nurses and midwives
- Employers and employer groups
- Other healthcare regulators
- Education institutions and providers
- Charities and patient groups
- Government and policy makers
When it takes place
This first part of the consultation starts on 6 January 2014 and closes on 31 March 2014.
See our consultation page to take part.
For any further information about revalidation, please email email@example.com.
Twitter chat on revalidation and Code review for employers - Wednesday 12 March 2014
We are holding a joint Twitter chat alongside NHS Employers for those who employ nurses and midwives.
The chat will take place at 17:00 on Wednesday 12 March and last for one hour. We’ll be using the hashtag: #revalidation. Director of Continued Practice Katerina Kolyva will be tweeting using @nmcnews.
The chat is open to any employer of nurses or midwives can take part, whether in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
If you can’t make the time, tweet us beforehand using #revalidation and we’ll try to answer your query during the chat.
We will post a Storify of the tweets on this page following the chat.
See the Storify for the Twitter chat for nurses and midwives about revalidation we held on 22 January 2014.
See the Storify for the Twitter chat we held with Healthwatch on 27 January 2014 about revalidation and public protection.
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