NMC launches dedicated revalidation site

10 February 2016

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a microsite with new content, tools and resources to help nurses and midwives through the revalidation process, as part of a wider programme of assistance to make the process as straightforward as possible.

The site, which has already attracted over a quarter of a million hits, guides nurses and midwives through each stage of revalidation. It illustrates each of the eight requirements with step-by-step instructions broken down into sections. A colour coding system makes it easy to follow the revalidation journey, from understanding each of the requirements to submitting revalidation applications via a link to NMC Online, the application portal. The microsite also includes information for confirmers, who verify that nurses and midwives have met the revalidation requirements, and employers.

The site is just one of the ways we are supporting nurses and midwives through the revalidation process. We are sending out a programme of emails to remind people of their revalidation dates and provide supporting information about the process.

Through a series of case studies and short videos, nurses and midwives can use the microsite to see how their fellow professionals approached the revalidation process.

As nurses and midwives work in a variety of settings across the UK, the microsite is designed to be accessible wherever they are. Its responsive format means it can be used on different devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“This new interactive resource will help nurses and midwives to better engage with revalidation. As a modern, dynamic regulator, we are committed to supporting revalidation with new technology that gives nurses and midwives confidence that the process is achievable and rewarding.

“Our pilot participants have already shown us that revalidation is straightforward and realistic. Using their stories, the microsite will bring revalidation to life, giving everyone the opportunity to experience the process by watching the films and reading the case studies.”

Marcela, a practice nurse from a GP surgery and the first nurse to submit her revalidation application, describes the process as: “The best thing that could have happened to nurses. It encourages them to push, to be a bit more brave. It will give nurses the power to be able to say, ‘This is what needs to be done’.”

 

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Notes for editors

1.   The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the public. We do this by ensuring that only those who meet our requirements are allowed to practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK. We take action if concerns are raised about whether a nurse or midwife is fit to practise.

2.   The revalidation microsite can be accessed at this URL: http://revalidation.nmc.org.uk/

3.   For media enquiries, please contact Hannah Schraer on 020 7681 5936 or email media@nmc-uk.org