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Revalidation reports

Revalidation quarterly data reports

Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK need to follow to maintain their registration with us. It requires them to demonstrate that they're practising safely and effectively in line with the Code.

We introduced revalidation in April 2016. By 2019, we estimate 690,000 nurses and midwives on our register will go through the process.

We publish quarterly and annual reports to share the data we collect and monitor how the process is going to see where we can make improvements.

Annual reports

Our annual reports give further insight into issues such as scope of practice, work setting, employment type, choice of confirmer, access to appraisals, and how we verify revalidation applications.

Year 2


Year 2 annual revalidation report

Our second annual data report shows that the positive trends seen in the first year of revalidation have continued into the second year.

For example, during 2017-18, there was an average revalidation rate of 94% across the UK, with over 200,000 nurses and midwives successfully revalidating.

Download the Year 2 annual revalidation report to find out more.

IPSOS MORI Report

Year 2 independent revalidation evaluation report

We've commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out an independent evaluation of revalidation for its first three years.

The second evaluation report reflects on year 2 and the feedback from those going through revalidation. It also sets out some recommendations based on this feedback.

Download the Year 2 independent revalidation evaluation report to find out more.

Year 1

Year 1 annual revalidation report

Year 1 independent revalidation evaluation report

Quarterly reports

Our quarterly reports give a high level overview of the number of nurses and midwives going through the revalidation process.

Year 2

Quarters 1 and 2 - April to September 2017

Year 1

Quarter 4 - January to March 2017

Quarter 3 - October to December 2016

Quarter 2 - July to September 2016

Quarter 1 - April to June 2016