How nurses and midwives feel about revalidation: preliminary survey results
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How nurses and midwives feel about revalidation: preliminary survey results

Jacques Wels Research fellow, Adult nursing and paramedic science, University of Greenwich, London, England
Simon Sherring Associate director of nursing, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, England
Janice Algar Lead nurse for practice improvement/lead for nurse revalidation, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, England

The introduction in 2016 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process, which involves several standardised steps, has represented a major change for UK nurses and midwives, and is now a compulsory requirement of reregistration. This article presents preliminary results of a survey about revalidation, undertaken in June 2016 at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, focusing on how nurses and midwives feel about the process. The article considers the effect of different variables, including pay band, seniority and directorate, on nurses’ and midwives’ perceptions of revalidation, and suggests it is regarded more positively by senior, more experienced staff than by those who are less experienced.

Nursing Management. 24, 6, 21-26. doi: 10.7748/nm.2017.e1583


Conflict of interest

None declared

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 29 September 2016

Accepted: 14 August 2017

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