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1 in 10 nurses due to revalidate have left the register, latest figures show

Nearly 1 in 10 (9.5%) of the nurses due to revalidate in July and August failed to renew their registration in July and August.
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Nearly 1 in 10 (9.5%) of the nurses due to revalidate in July and August failed to renew their registration.

This is according to the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) figures released at a board meeting on 28 September.

An NMC spokesperson told Nursing Standard: 'There are various reasons why nurses and midwives chose not to renew their registration.

'The introduction of revalidation has so far been a success, with the numbers of nurses and midwives renewing their registration in line with expectations and with those in previous years.'

He added there was 'no evidence' of revalidation having an adverse effect on the register.

Tthe figures showed that 26,000 (90.5%) registrants successfully revalidated in the same period.

The Council also revealed the figure for September currently stood at 94%.

Similar figures were recorded as the regulator introduced revalidation in April, marking

Nearly 1 in 10 (9.5%) of the nurses due to revalidate in July and August failed to renew their registration.

This is according to the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) figures released at a board meeting on 28 September.

An NMC spokesperson told Nursing Standard: 'There are various reasons why nurses and midwives chose not to renew their registration.

'The introduction of revalidation has so far been a success, with the numbers of nurses and midwives renewing their registration in line with expectations and with those in previous years.'

He added there was 'no evidence' of revalidation having an adverse effect on the register.

Tthe figures showed that 26,000 (90.5%) registrants successfully revalidated in the same period.

The Council also revealed the figure for September currently stood at 94%.

Similar figures were recorded as the regulator introduced revalidation in April, marking a major overhaul of the previous post-registration education and practice (PREP) system for ensuring professionals remain fit to be on its register.

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