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Jackie Smith wants nursing leaders’ feedback on revalidation, the nurse associate role and changes to education standards.

Jackie Smith wants nursing leaders’ feedback on revalidation, the nurse associate role and changes to education standards.

When the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announced four years ago that it would introduce revalidation for nurses and midwives, many healthcare leaders believed that the council would be unable to deliver on its plans.

But, as the first wave of nurses and midwives complete the revalidation process, we are witnessing a significant change in how the two professions are regulated.

It is a historic and proud moment for the NMC, and a long overdue delivery of its promise to raise the standards of professional practice.

As a nurse or midwife, you will want to know whether revalidation can make a difference to you. But do you know how the system is expected to benefit patients, and the nursing and midwifery professions?

Can you describe what it has

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