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Revalidation: one year on

In the build-up to the introduction of revalidation in April last year, many nurses worried about how they would cope with the new system and some predicted it would drive people out of the profession. But 12 months on, the picture is largely positive.
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In the build-up to the introduction of revalidation in April last year, many nurses worried about how they would cope with the new system and some predicted it would drive people out of the profession. But 12 months on, the picture is largely positive

Almost a third of nurses have now been through the Nursing and Midwifery Council's long-planned revalidation process, which requires every nurse and midwife to demonstrate that they are practising safely and effectively.

Before the launch of the new system last year, there were doubts about whether it could be both a meaningful exercise and apply to all nurses working in hugely varied roles and settings. There were also concerns about the workload involved in revalidation. Designed to require real engagement, not box-ticking, there

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