NMC urges nurses to 'plan ahead' if revalidating this September
Confirmers and nurses are advised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to be fully prepared if they revalidate at the busiest time of the year
Nurses who are due to revalidate in September are being urged to ‘plan ahead’.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has revealed 51,000 people are due to re-register during the busiest time of the year – three times the number who completed the process in April.
Line managers who plan to act as confirmers for several nurses and midwives in their charge are also advised to set up dates for discussions as early as possible.
Increase in numbers
Revalidation was introduced in April to replace post-registration education and practice. So far the numbers using the new system has been broadly similar to the old.
NMC chief executive Jackie Smith pledged her organisation was ‘ready for the increase in numbers’ and added: ‘September is always a busy time of year and this is the first time nurses and midwives will be going through revalidation.’
She urged line managers to ‘plan those confirmation discussions now so that there is plenty of time to complete the process’.