Revalidation celebrates one year anniversary

Updates to guidance will improve clarity for nurses and midwives

Revalidation was successfully launched a year ago in April 2016. Since then more than 200,000 nurses and midwives have successfully revalidated, demonstrating that they can deliver care in a safe, effective and professional way.

Feedback about revalidation has been overwhelmingly positive, with nurses and midwives saying that it is simple, straightforward and beneficial to their practice.

We continue to update our resources and guidance, taking into account feedback from those who have revalidated and their employers. No change has been made to the model of revalidation.

How to revalidate with the NMC now includes examples of what will, and what will not, count towards a nurse or midwife’s practice hours requirements.

The latest update to the forms and guidance also clarifies that continuing professional development (CPD) is separate and different from everyday learning and we have published guidance on CPD activities as a stand-alone document.


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