NMC calls for nurses' views on revalidation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a survey to inform the development of a revalidation process for nurses and midwives.

The survey asks nurses and midwives how they are currently appraised, and how they would like to see the process develop in future.

Last year, the White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety – the regulation of health professionals in the 21st century said all health professionals should be revalidated to enhance public safety, by making sure all staff had up-to-date training and were fit to practise.

The NMC is part of a working group set up to develop and pilot revalidation mechanisms.

NMC project lead and professional adviser David Hutton said: ‘We want to hear from nurses and midwives at all levels, not only from the NHS but from the independent sector care sector and the third sector.’

The survey is available on the NMC website and will be open until 15 December 2008.

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

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