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NMC reveals latest revalidation figures

A further 43,445 nurses and midwives have successfully revalidated
Revalidation

A further 43,445 nurses and midwives in the UK successfully revalidated between October and December 2016 taking the total so far to 154,000.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revealed the latest figures ahead of the first anniversary of the introduction of revalidation on 1 April.

A total of 4,328 registrants did not complete the process in the third quarter. However, the rate for successful revalidation still stands at 91%, which the NMC says remains in line with expectations.

Safe practice

Under revalidation, the NMC requires registrants to demonstrate their continued ability to practise safely and effectively in line with its code every three years.

By April 2019, all 685,000 nurses and midwives in the UK will have to have completed the process in order to remain on the register.

Revalidation replaced the former Post Registration Education

A further 43,445 nurses and midwives in the UK successfully revalidated between October and December 2016 – taking the total so far to 154,000.


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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revealed the latest figures ahead of the first anniversary of the introduction of revalidation on 1 April.

A total of 4,328 registrants did not complete the process in the third quarter. However, the rate for successful revalidation still stands at 91%, which the NMC says remains in line with expectations.

Safe practice

Under revalidation, the NMC requires registrants to demonstrate their continued ability to practise safely and effectively in line with its code every three years.

By April 2019, all 685,000 nurses and midwives in the UK will have to have completed the process in order to remain on the register.

Revalidation replaced the former Post Registration Education and Practice (PREP) system in April 2016.

Last quarter (July-September 2016), 75,513 of 80,668 registrants (94%) due to revalidate successfully completed the process.

Embracing change

NMC chief executive Jackie Smith said: ‘The figures show that nurses, midwives and employers continue to embrace revalidation.

‘But we are not complacent. We know that three quarters of the register still need go through revalidation for the first time, and we will make sure that we support them through every step of the process.’

Later in the year, the NMC is due to publish a detailed report examining how successful the first year of revalidation has been. 


Further information

Latest NMC revalidation figures


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