Nurse revalidation


What is revalidation?

All nurses and midwives will have to revalidate to maintain their registration with the NMC. This includes permanent staff and those working on the bank.

For full details visit the NMC website.

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation is straightforward and will help nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively. The new process replaces the current Prep requirements and nurses and midwives will have to revalidate every three years when they renew their place on the register.

Revalidation builds on existing renewal requirements by introducing new elements which encourage nurses and midwives to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and demonstrate that they are ‘living’ the standards set out within it.

Preparing for revalidation

Revalidation will help to encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement amongst nurses and midwives and will be a continuous process that nurses and midwives will have to engage with throughout their career. It will allow nurses and midwives to demonstrate that they practice safely and effectively, strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. Nurses and Midwives can prepare for Revalidation by using the resources available on the NMC website and registering with NMC Online.

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 practice.


Please ask your line manager if you have questions about revalidation. SASH staff can access more information on the revalidation page on the SASH Intranet.