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Revalidation is the term used to describe the regulatory process for all healthcare professionals to demonstrate continued fitness to practice.


Revalidation for nurses and midwives will be introduced from October 2015 by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with the first nurses and midwives “revalidating” from 1st April 2016.

Revalidation builds upon Post-registration education and practice (Prep) and is a new process that all nurses and midwives will have to undertake every three years to renew our professional registration with the NMC.  This means providing evidence of our practice and continuing professional development related to The Code:Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives (NMC 2015) in our nursing or midwifery role.

NES have developed a Community of Practice which you can access by clicking Revalidation to support nurses, midwives and others who work with and lead/manage and employ NMC registrants to prepare for these forthcoming changes.
Our focus is and will remain on the educational aspects of NMC Revalidation, however, we will provide links and signpost you to other sources of information.

What do you need to do?

Set up an NMC online account

Find out your renewal date

Familiarise yourself with the NMC provisional guidance