NMC Revalidation – What revalidation is

The new process by which nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practice safely

Revalidation is a process that all nurses and midwives will need to engage with to demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively throughout their career. It is easy, straightforward and will help nurses and midwives develop as professionals.

All nurses and midwives are currently required to renew their registration every three years. Revalidation will strengthen the renewal process by introducing new requirements that focus on:

  • up-to-date practice and professional development
  • reflection on the professional standards of practice and behaviour as set out in the Code, and
  • engagement in professional discussions with other registered nurses or midwives.

Revalidation is a continuous process that nurses and midwives will engage with throughout their career. It is not a point in time activity or assessment.

Revalidation is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives. It’s not an assessment of a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise, and it’s not intended to address bad practice amongst a small number of nurses and midwives. We already have fitness to practise processes in place for this.

Please visit http://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/revalidation/what-revalidation-is/ for more information