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NMC Revalidation and Regulation

Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

Taking effect from the 1st April 2016, revalidation is designed to be a straightforward process to help nurses and midwives to demonstrate that they are practising safely and effectively.  It encourages registrants to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and to demonstrate that they are 'living' the standards set out within it.

This new process replaces the 'PREP' arrangements and registrants will have to revalidate every three years to renew their registration.


The Requirements

  • 450 practice hours, or 900 if renewing as both a nurse and a midwife
  • 35 hours of CPD including 20 hours of participatory learning
  • 5 pieces of practice-related feedback
  • 5 written reflective accounts
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Health and Character declaration
  • Professional Indemnity arrangement
  • Confirmation


A number of Revalidation guidance documents are now available on the NMC website - These can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

How to Revalidate - Booklet for Staff

Employer's Guide to Revalidation

The Role of the Confirmer


Additional information and a range of useful resources to support registrants with their Revalidation is provided in the Resource and Information section.

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