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‘Nurses risk failing to revalidate without protected CPD time’

RCN warns that pressures on funding and staffing mean nurses have no time for continuing professional development at work

RCN warns that pressures on funding and staffing mean nurses have no time for continuing professional development at work

  • Employers are denying staff time to complete CPD, says an RCN report
  • No protections exist to provide the time nurses need for CPD
  • Not completing CPD could mean failure to revalidate with the NMC

Nurses risk failing to learn about the latest developments in patient care because staffing pressures mean they have no time for continuing professional development (CPD).

This warning comes in a new report from the RCN that highlights the challenges nurses face in meeting their CPD requirements.

The report was launched at RCN congress, where the spectre of short staffing loomed large in debates that included whether nurses should work outside their area of practice and fringe events on small nursing homes struggling

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