NMC introduces revalidation for all nurses and midwives


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will introduce revalidation for nurses and midwives in the UK, meaning nearly 16,000 employees will be the first to revalidate in April 2016. Following the Council's decision announced on 8 October, all 685,000 nurses and midwives on the NMC register will be required to go through the new process as and when their registration becomes due for renewal over the next three years.

This new requirement for registered nurses and midwives means that they have to demonstrate regularly their ability to deliver safe, effective and professional care and are up to date in both their practice and values of The Code. Key elements include demonstrating practice hours worked, continuing professional development, obtaining practice-related feedback, having reflective discussions and having professional indemnity in place. 

Employers are encouraged to raise awareness of revalidation and support their nursing and midwifery staff in preparation for the first round in April 2016. A helpful readiness checklist can be found in our revalidation for nurses and midwives section and further information is available from the revalidation section of the NMC website.

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