From 1 January 2016 all Nurses and Midwives on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register will be required to Revalidate every 3 years as part of their confirmation as being fit to practise. All Practice Nurses will need to ensure they are prepared for this new process, which builds upon their existing requirements to confirm their fitness to practice.
Revalidation will require registered nurses and midwives to demonstrate on a regular basis that they remain fit to practise. All nurses and midwives on the NMC register will be revalidated every three years at the point of their renewal. Each nurse and midwife will take ownership of their revalidation. Those who do not revalidate will lapse from the register. Click to read letter from NHS England about the Changes in how Nurses and Midwives Renew Professional Registration: The Introduction of Nurse and Midwifery Revalidation
A new e-learning package has been launched sponsored by Health Education England and the Royal College of Midwives. Details can be found on their website: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cultural-competence/