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NMC urges nurses to ‘plan ahead’ for busy revalidation period


Nurses due to revalidate in September are being urged to ‘plan ahead’ and make sure they are ready to revalidate during the busiest time of year for registration renewals.

The introduction of revalidation has so far been a success, with the numbers of nurses and midwives renewing their registration in line with those in any previous year. However, September sees a significant increase in the numbers due to go through the process with around 51,000 expected. This is over three times the number of registrants that revalidated in April. By preparing early nurses and midwives can make sure they renew their registration without a hitch.

Jackie Smith, NMC chief executive and registrar, said: ‘September is always a busy time of year at the NMC for registration renewals and this year is the first time nurses and midwives will be going through revalidation. As in previous years, the NMC will be ready for the increase in numbers.

‘It is likely that line managers will be acting as confirmers for multiple nurses and midwives during this period and it is important to plan these confirmation discussions now so that there is plenty of time to complete the process.’

The NMC has produced specific guidance to support confirmers and employers as well as nurses and midwives through the process. This, along with a range of other resources including case studies, forms and templates, can be found on our revalidation microsite.

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