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High percentage of nurses and midwives have revalidated, says NMC

The regulator’s chief executive says staff continue to embrace the new process.

The Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) says there has been no increase in the proportion of nurses and midwives leaving the register following the introduction of revalidation earlier this year.

Statistics published by the NMC in a quarterly revalidation report show that about 94% of those due to revalidate in the UK between July and September this year have done so, with 75,513 nurses and midwives renewing their registration during the 3 months covered in the report.

The number of nurses and midwives not revalidating is in line with those not renewing in previous years at about 5%, according to the regulator.

Lapsed registrations

Of those registered solely under the heading of nurse, 4,182 let their registration lapse, with 1,685 actively electing to let it lapse.

England had the highest proportion of nurses and midwives revalidating at 80%.

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The Nursing and Midwifery (NMC) says there has been no increase in the proportion of nurses and midwives leaving the register following the introduction of revalidation earlier this year.


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Statistics published by the NMC in a quarterly revalidation report show that about 94% of those due to revalidate in the UK between July and September this year have done so, with 75,513 nurses and midwives renewing their registration during the 3 months covered in the report.

The number of nurses and midwives not revalidating is in line with those not renewing in previous years at about 5%, according to the regulator.

Lapsed registrations

Of those registered solely under the heading of nurse, 4,182 let their registration lapse, with 1,685 actively electing to let it lapse.

England had the highest proportion of nurses and midwives revalidating at 80%.

Revalidation was introduced in April this year to replace post-registration education and practice, and nurses who were due to revalidate in September were urged by the NMC to plan ahead.

Busy September

NMC chief executive and registrar Jackie Smith said: ‘While the first 3 months of revalidation were a success, we knew the second quarter would be more challenging, with September seeing more than three times as many nurses and midwives going through the process compared with other months.

‘Figures for this period are extremely positive and it is clear that nurses, midwives and employers continue to embrace the new process.’

More than 110,000 nurses and midwives have now revalidated.

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