UNISON calls on nurses and midwives to consult on revalidation

UNISON is calling on members who are nurses and midwives to help with a consultation process on revalidation.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is now consulting on its chosen model for revalidation of nurses and midwives.

Revalidation is a way for nurses and midwives to show that they are meeting their professional obligations and that they continue to be fit to practise.

The model chosen will mean that revalidation will require a third party – such as an employer or manager – to confirm that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code of practice.

This option will also take account of feedback from patients, service users, carers and colleagues. Revalidation takes place when a nurse or midwife renews their registeration.

More information revalidation and the chosen option can be found here at the NMC’s website.

UNISON will be submitting a response to the NMC as part of this consultation.

Please take part in our short survey and tell us what you think about the chosen revalidation model, so that the union can ensure that its response best represents the members.

You can find the UNISON survey here at Survey Monkey. The survey will close at 5pm on 19 March 2014.

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