What is Revalidation?
All nurses and midwives will have to revalidate to maintain their registration with the NMC.
Introduced in April 2016, revalidation was introduced to help nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively. The process replaces the 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
Get upto 10 hours participatory learning @ TVS 2019 – The Conference
Attending the TVS conference is a form of participatory continuing professional development. However, the NMC requires you not only to attend but to be able to provide an accurate and verifiable record of your attendance which includes:
- The CPD method
- A brief description of the topic and how it relates to your practice;
- Dates the CPD activity was undertaken;
- The number of hours and participatory hours;
- Identification of the part of the Code most relevant to the CPD; and
- Evidence of the CPD activity
Here is a useful video on the application process and for further information click here