Revalidation - two weeks on

Nurses talking

15 / 4 / 2016 Midnight

The revalidation for nurses and midwives went live two weeks ago, with the first cohort of applications submitted and processed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Official notifications for nurses and midwives who are due to revalidate in May and June have now been sent to registrants. Employers are being encouraged to continue promoting revalidation and supporting staff as they go through the process over the next three years, in line with their registration renewal. 

Key points

  • Revalidation needs to take place on the first of the month when a nurse or midwife's registration with the NMC is due to expire - if staff don't know when this is, they can check using their NMC Online account.
  • It is really important that the payment is made correctly either by direct debit or other methods. If a registrant chooses not to pay by direct debit their payment must be made before the revalidation application date.
  • Nurses and midwives need to use the templates provided by the NMC.

Available support tools 

The NMC has a range of tools, case studies and resources to support both employers and registrants through the process. These include a handy myth-busting section, which helps to clarify any misconceptions, and comprehensive training materials for employers to use with staff.  The resources are available on the revalidation  microsite.  Read the latest blog by Jackie Smith, chief executive and registrar of the NMC.

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