Revalidation for Nurses

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Format: E-Learning

Revalidation for Nurses with the NMC is coming. What is it and what can Macmillan do to support you?

All nurses and midwives will have to revalidate to maintain their registration with the NMC. Watch a recorded presentation about revalidation and what Macmillan can do support you with the process.

What is Revalidation?

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation will help nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively. The new process replaces the current Prep requirements and nurses and midwives will have to revalidate every three years when they renew their place on the register.

Revalidation builds on existing renewal requirements by introducing new elements which encourage nurses and midwives to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and demonstrate that they are living the standards set out within it.

The requirements for revalidation include:

  • 450 practice hours or 900 if revalidating as both a nurse and midwife
  • 35 hours CPD including 20 hours participatory learning
  • Five pieces of practice related feedback
  • Five written reflective accounts
  • Reflective discussion
  • Health and character declaration
  • Professional indemnity arrangements
  • Confirmation

Revalidation will help to encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement amongst nurses and midwives and will be a continuous process that nurses and midwives will have to engage with throughout their career. It will allow nurses and midwives to demonstrate that they practice safely and effectively, strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions.

Revalidation is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives. It's not an assessment of a nurse or midwife's fitness to practice.

How we can help

Macmillan and the NMC presented a Web based session on the changes to revalidation and what Macmillan can offer Macmillan professionals to support them to revalidate.

A recording of this presentation and other relevant links and resources are all available in this toolkit.


The included webinar was kindly attended and supported by Kate Letin, Revalidation Officer at the NMC.

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