More than 154,000 nurses and midwives have successfully revalidated, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced.
In its third quarterly revalidation report, the organisation reports that 43,445 nurses and midwives completed revalidation in between October and December 2016, 91% of those due to revalidate in this quarter. Revalidation rates across the four countries of the UK, ranged from 91% to 94%.
‘Today’s figures show that revalidation continues to go from strength to strength with nurses, midwives and employers alike continuing to embracing the new process,’ said Jackie Smith, chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. ‘We are not complacent. We know that three quarters of the register still need go through revalidation for the first time and we will make sure that we support them through every step of the process.’
According to the NMC, the number of nurses and midwives not revalidating is in line with those not renewing their registration in previous years at between 5% and 8%.
‘I am pleased to see that renewal rates compare positively with previous years and there is no evidence of any increase in nurses and midwives leaving the register,’ said Emma Broadbent Director of Registration and Revalidation.