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NMC mail-out of new Code delayed

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The NMC has advised that its mail-out of the revised Code has been delayed until mid-March.

Each nurse and midwife on the NMC's register was due to receive their own printed copy of the Code in a staggered mail-out beginning on next week (2 March).

NMC members will now receive the code in a mailing rescheduled to begin in the middle of March. There is no specific date set.

The revised Code will become effective on 31 March.

The Code will be central to the revalidation process, which will come into force in December 2015. Nurses revalidating after December 2015 will be required to complete revalidation portfolios.The NMC will audit a selection of portfolios. The pilots for the proposed model of revalidation are still running in general practice.

In several sessions on revalidation at conference for general practice nurses in the Midlands and East of England this week, nurses were advised to begin collating their evidence and converting it into digital files.

Nurses will be required to revalidate online and if selected for audit will need to upload their portfolio of evidence within 14 days.

Once nurses and midwives have received their personal copy of the Code, the NMC has suggested they take a picture of themselves with their copy and share it via social media.

The revised Code is already available online.

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