Nurses and midwives in the UK might soon face the requirement of three-yearly checks under proposals put forward by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. These plans, which are partly a reaction to the Francis Inquiry Report, may come into force by the end of 2015, and are likely to involve feedback on performance from patients, colleagues and employers.
A similar system (every five years) was introduced last year for doctors.
Triggle, N. (2013). Nurses and midwives set to face three-yearly checks. London: BBC Health News, September 6th 2013.