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What you can come to expect from the NMC’s new revalidation regulations from April 2016!

The NMC is introducing revalidation to every nurse and midwife, who works in the United Kingdom, whose pin is renewed from April 2016 and onwards. Revalidation is being introduced to remind nurses and midwives of what is expected of them, to raise confidence in public’s awareness in the profession and to keep everyone on the register up to date with new styles of practice.

The NMC has introduced regulations that nurses and midwives have to comply with in order to renew their pin, the NMC want to make sure that the nurses and midwives that are registered and are working in the NHS are working to the best of their ability as things are constantly changing in the health care profession with new rules and regulations, new processes and procedures and more modern medicine.

Some of the things which you will require for revalidation are:

• Proof of at least 400 hrs practice
• Proof of CPD
• Practice related feedback
• Reflective discussions
• Health and character declaration
• Professional indemnity arrangement
• Confirmation from appropriate person

Although these changes ultimately make the process of renewing your Pin longer and more complicated than in the past, it is my opinion that this is a positive change and will help to keep everyone up to date with their best practice knowledge. This has the potential to ensure patients receive the best care possible and may give the public more confidence in the NHS.

Revalidation has been discussed for the past year, with various hearings regarding the best way of going about this; Revalidation has said to be the biggest change in the history of the NMC and hopefully the changes will only be positive.

For more information on what you need to do for you revalidation and how SCS can help you then contact your consultant.  
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