Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation

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2015 Health Care Service Group Conference
5 December 2014

Conference notes the pilot schemes for revalidation of registered nurses being run by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) within each of the four countries.

Conference believes that the main aim of revalidation should be to protect the public from failures in nursing practice. It should not be a money making exercise by the professional bodies.

Conference believes that the burden of funding a revalidation scheme should be met by central government. The costs of NMC registration have increased dramatically over the last few years. Nurses and midwives cannot be expected to bear the cost of yet another increase.

Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive to:

1) start a campaign immediately to ensure that the costs of revalidation will not be met by the registrants;

2) ensure that in all four countries that employers are funded appropriately to ensure these costs are met.