Confirmation

Last Updated 26/05/2021

Requirement

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We will ask you to declare that you have demonstrated to an appropriate confirmer that you have met the revalidation requirements.

You need to provide the name, NMC Pin or other professional identification number (where relevant), email, professional address and postcode of your confirmer.

Meeting the requirement

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The role of a confirmer is an important one. This is the person who looks at the evidence you have collected and 'confirms' that you have met the revalidation requirements.

When the time comes, it’s important that you try to speak to your confirmer face to face, as you’ll need to talk them through how you have met all of the requirements. We have produced specific information for confirmers and you should share this with your confirmer before you meet, so that they understand what they are being asked to do.

You should get your confirmation in the final year of your three year renewal period, to ensure that it is as recent as possible.

Choosing a confirmer

See our list of appropriate confirmers.

Where possible, your confirmer should be your line manager. Your line manager doesn't have to be a NMC-registered nurse or midwife.

If you do not have a line manager, we recommend that choose a NMC-registered nurse, midwife or nursing associate as your confirmer where possible.

If you do not have a line manager, or access to someone on our register, you can seek confirmation from another healthcare professional who is regulated in the UK.

Your confirmer does not need to be the same person you had your reflective discussion with, although this can make the process a little easier.

Family members or close friends cannot act as your confirmer as this would be considered a conflict of interest. Read the section on conflicts of interest in How to revalidate with the NMC for more information on this.

Recording your confirmation

You must use the confirmation form to record your confirmation.

Although you are not required to submit this form to the NMC at any point, you should keep it safe as part of your records. You may choose to store the completed confirmation form in either paper or electronic format.

Please make sure you respect the fact that this form contains personal data about your confirmer, and that you uphold your obligations in relation to confidentiality and data protection. You may find the section on non-identifiable information in How to revalidate with the NMC useful.

When you come to complete your revalidation application via NMC Online, we'll ask you to enter your confirmer’s NMC Pin if they are a nurse, midwife or nursing associate. If you enter your Pin by mistake you will not be able to proceed with your application.

Resources and templates

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Confirmation form (mandatory)

You must use this form to record your confirmation.

Information for confirmers

For people who have been asked to provide confirmation about a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s revalidation.

We have lots of resources to help you get the best from revalidation.
Download resources and templates

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