Countdown to nurse revalidation

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08 / 2 / 2016 12.11pm

Around 15,800 nurses and midwives will be the first to revalidate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on 1 April 2016. As the new system prepares to go live, is your workforce ready?


From April, nurses and midwives who wish to register with the NMC will be required to undergo a process of revalidation as part of their registration every three years. Out of the 15,800 who are in the first group, 2,500 have begun the process and more than 700 have completed their revalidation applications. Of the 685,000 nurses and midwives on the NMC register, over 80 per cent have signed up for an NMC Online account. The NMC is encouraging all nurses to sign up for NMC Online, regardless of when their next registration is due.

For employers revalidation will provide you with evidence and assurance that the nurses and midwives you employ can practice safely and effectively, and that they are living the professional standards of practice and behaviour set out in the NMC Code.  Revalidation isn't just about fitness to practise, it has been designed to promote good practice across the profession and strengthen public confidence. 

Supporting your staff

The NMC has a suite of information and resources for employers and staff including a dedicated microsite containing:

  • information for employers
  • a section on what staff need to do
  • detailed guidance on how to revalidate and much more.

Further information

Further information, including a section on supporting your workforce, can be found in our revalidation for nurses and midwives section of the website.

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