Revalidation is the responsibility of the healthcare professional. 4Social Work will support you during this process.
The process of revalidation is the NMC’s robust answer to helping nurses and midwives demonstrate their continued adherence to the code’s standards of practice and behaviour, and so safeguarding the public.
Effective from April 2016, revalidation will occur in 3 year cycles and without successful you will not be able to practice as a nurse.
Revalidation is so important to all nurses; we will ensure we provide clear straightforward advice and documents to support this process.
What is Nurse Revalidation?
Nurse revalidation is a new process implemented by the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) to improve public protection. It encourages nurses to take responsibility for their continued professional development and fitness to practice throughout their career. It encourages engagement through discussions with other nurses and encourages reflection on the new code.
- 450 practice hours or 900 if revalidating as both a nurse and midwife
- 35 hours CPD including 20 hours participatory learning
- 5 pieces of practice related feedback
- 5 written reflective accounts
- Reflective discussion
- Health and character declaration
- Professional indemnity arrangements
The NMC recommends that you keep a record of the above by creating a portfolio. We can help you with this.
You can download the templates provided by the NMC for revalidation using the link here.
How do I prepare for Nurse Revalidation?
The first thing you need to establish is the NMC renewal date. This will be your revalidation date and can be found in your online NMC account. You will need to submit the application with the confirmation 60 days before this date.
This allows the NMC to review your file and if needed come back to you for further information before the renewal deadline.
You have three years prior to your renewal date to meet all the requirements for successful revalidation.
How do I submit my revalidation?
You will need to submit your revalidation 60 days prior to the renewal date. You will need to pay your renewal fee at the same time to continue to practice. If your renewal lapses due to non-payment you will be removed from the register and will be required to re-admit to the register, which can take up to 2-6 weeks.
How do I record my information and documents?
The NMC have recommended keeping either an e-portfolio or a paper portfolio holding all your evidence. You can record your evidence using the NMC template documents found here.