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First Report Shows Success in Revalidation

On 1st August 2016, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published the first quarter report of revalidation of nurse and midwife of the UK. NMC examined data of the first three months of revalidation in this first report. The report shows around 35,000, which is 91 percent of total nurses, and midwives have successfully completed the revalidation process.

According to NMC, the first report has revealed an anticipated renewal rates in line and confirms no evidence of a negative consequence on the register of revalidation.

Revalidation rates across the four UK countries are very similar, which range from 91 percent to 94 percent. However, the figure of those revalidating differ in line with the size of the geographic area. The largest group among the four UK countries are England (80 percent); followed by Scotland (9 percent); Wales (5 percent); Northern Ireland (4 percent), and remaining 2 percent from those living outside of the UK.

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar said that the first report of revalidation proves that nurses and midwives across the UK are embracing revalidation and the response so far is awesomely positive.

In the NMC’s history, revalidation is the biggest change to the adjustment of nurses and midwives in the UK. In April 2016, revalidation was introduced by the NMC, accomplishing a main recommendation made from the Francis report into the flaws at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

All nurses and midwives must revalidate in every three years in order to practice medicine in the UK. It is the new process of renewing your registration with the NMC which have replaced the Prep requirements. Now, UK's 692,000 nurses and midwives have to prove on a regular basis that they are able to provide safe care in an effective and professional way.

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