Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

What is Revalidation?

 From April 2016, all Nurses and Midwives will need to revalidate every 3 years in order to maintain their registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) .

The process replaces PREP requirements and revalidation will allow nurses and midwives to demonstrate they practise safely and effectively. 


Revalidation - RCM Definition


Revalidation requirements include:

  • 450 practice hours OR 900 hours if revalidating as both a nurse and midwife
  • 35 hours CPD including a minimum of 20 hours participatory learning
  • Five pieces of practice related feedback
  • Five written reflective accounts programrog
  • Reflective discussion
  • Health and character declaration
  • Professional indemnity arrangements
  • Confirmation

Revalidation is a continuous process which encourages a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement amongst nurses and midwives, demonstrating safe and effective practice, thus strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions.  

Revalidation promotes good practice
across the whole population of nurses and midwives.

It is NOT an assessment of a nurse or midwife's fitness to practice.

What do I need to do?


  • Create an NMC online account.  Click here.
  • Log on to your NMC online account to check your revalidation date
  • Start collating your information
  • Contact IT to set up a Trust email account if you don’t already have one
  • Contact the Education and Training Department to book on to the HeART(e-portfolio training) programme
  • Contact the Revalidation Coordinator to book on a Revalidation Focus Group (discuss revalidation requirements)


Any Problems or concerns contact:    

Dawn Jones,  Revalidation Coordinator

Phone number: 0161 922 4902


Intranet:  Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation  (accessible to Trust staff only)

Also listed on the Home Page of the intranet under the heading:  Departments


Trust Support


For support and advice, contact the Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Team:
Jeanette  Davidson: Development, Revalidation & eRoster Lead Nurse:    x4060 
Dawn Jones: Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Project Coordinator:    x4902
For training dates and the latest Trust newsletter see the Trust’s intranet page  (accessible to Trust staff only)

Education & Training Centre,  Werneth House:    x4203

Knowledge & Library Services,  Werneth House:    x6662   How Knowledge & Library Services can help  (See section below)


Information from the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)



Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC]

Revalidation Website


How to Revalidate with the NMC  (.pdf)


Information for Confirmers (.pdf)


The Code - professional standards of practice and behaviour for
nurses and midwives


Examples - Completed Templates & Forms 

NMC Online 

Log in to NMC Online to find out your renewal date, update your details,
pay your fee etc.

 For Midwives



How Midwives are regulated


Midwives Rules and Standards 2012

 Keeping up to date



Twitter / @nmcnews


Revalidation eMail Newsletter


How Knowledge & Library Service can help


As part of revalidation, you are required to complete 35 hours of continuing professional development.  Suggested CPD activities include:

  • Reading and reviewing publications
  • Enquiry based research

The Knowledge and Library Service subscribes to over 2400 journals online and can help you find the necessary evidence you need. If we don’t have full text access to the article you want we can request articles from other libraries (a charge may apply for this).


In addition we offer the following services, training and facilities:  (Click on the headings for more information)

  • Books.  The library has a range of books on evidence-based practice and reflective writing.  Join for free and borrow up to ten books for 4 weeks.
  • Literature Searching.  We can train you to do your own or we can do them for you.
  • Current awareness. We offer support to keep you up to date using bulletins, alerts and twitter.  Sign up to JournalTocs or Evidence Updates to get the latest articles and journal contents pages sent directly to your email address.
  • IT facilities. Access your electronic portfolio using computers in our IT suite and scan documents in the library.
  • Training. We offer training in literature searching and using our online resources.


We have also produced the following information sheets to support your revalidation:


For more information or help, please contact:

Peta Jones, Outreach Librarian on 0161 922 4209 or
send her an email on


Other Resources

 Web page title
 Specific resources

LMC Wessex

Revalidation for nurses  

Revalidate in 16 days - step by step guide  (.pdf)

NHS Employers 

Revalidation for nurses and midwives 


Nursing Times 

NMC Revalidation FAQs


Nursing Times 

Using reflection on reading for revalidation     


Royal College of Nursing       

Revalidation Website


Royal College of Midwives

Revalidation Website



Revalidation Website