Deadline looms for first revalidation cohort

Nursing and Midwifery Council welcomes progress on applications for re-registration

The first group of nurses to undergo revalidation have until Friday this week to complete their applications.

Jackie Smith, chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), said last week that 61% of the April cohort had already started or completed the process.

She added that nearly a quarter of nurses and midwives who are not due to revalidate until May have also started their applications.

In April alone, about 16,000 nurses are due to go through revalidation, the new system for nurses to prove they are fit to practise.

Ms Smith advised nurses: 'Gather all the information required, talk to other colleagues and do not leave it to the last minute.'

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