This is an important notice for all colleagues who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (NMC)
Later this year, all NMC registered nurses and midwives regardless of their role will have to undergo a revalidation process.
The indented change commences in October 2015. This new process is initially being tested on multiple sites and healthcare settings across the country. The Trust has a task and finish group working on the developments and we will keep you updated regarding requirements, however you should also visit the NMC website. http://www.nmc-uk.org/Nurses-and-midwives/Revalidation/FAQs-on-revalidation/
In the meantime the recommendations currently being piloted suggest there are some steps you should undertake to ensure you are ready for the process. These are:
Director of Nursing,
**Revalidation is being introduced as a recommendation following the Francis Enquiry, to assure patients and the public that nurses and midwives are competent to deliver safe high quality compassionate care. This is a big change for nurses and midwives in declaring their fitness to practise. It is very important for all registered nurses regardless of their role familiarise themselves with the process and take personal responsibility to ensure they have fulfilled the requirements expected of them.