Care home nurses may desert rather than face revalidation
Two months ago, the Nursing and Midwifery Council launched a revalidation model that all nurses and midwives in the UK will have to undertake to maintain their registration.
The new model aims to raise awareness of the NMC Code, the professional standards expected of nurses, and better ensure that nurses can deliver care safely.
It replaces post-registration education and practice requirements (prep) and nurses will need to revalidate every three years to renew their registration.
Some of the requirements are similar to prep and should be seen as an extension to what nurses did under the old system, according to the NMC.
By April 2019, all 685,000 nurses and midwives will have gone through the system.
While revalidation requirements are the same for all nurses, in some sectors nurses – particularly those working independently or in isolation – may find the re-registration process...