Analysis

Reflective practice is vital to the revalidation process

At the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their applications to maintain their registration. By April 2019, every nurse and midwife in the UK will have gone through the same process.

At the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their applications to maintain their registration. By April 2019, every nurse and midwife in the UK will have gone through the same process.

Developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to replace post-registration education and practice requirements, revalidation is intended to ensure that all 685,000 registrants demonstrate that they can practise safely and effectively.

It also aims to encourage nurses to reflect on the role of the NMC Code in their practice and demonstrate that they meet the standards it sets out.

Good practice

According to the NMC, revalidation also promotes good practice and will improve public confidence in the profession.

All nurses will complete an eight-step process before submitting their revalidation applications through an NMC Online account. More than 80% of nurses and midwives

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