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Revalidation is a chance to develop, so make the most of it

The momentous decision to introduce revalidation marks the start of a new era for the UK’s 690,000 nurses and midwives, in which they will be empowered to embrace the Code and learn from other professionals through meaningful discussions.

The momentous decision to introduce revalidation marks the start of a new era for the UK’s 690,000 nurses and midwives, in which they will be empowered to embrace the Code and learn from other professionals through meaningful discussions.

A huge amount of work went into preparing for revalidation, with hundreds of people taking part in our revalidation pilot earlier this year. As well as helping us to identify where we needed to make improvements, this showed the willingness to engage with revalidation and to make the process as effective and beneficial as possible.

The first nurses and midwives to revalidate will do so in April 2016. Thousands more will then go through the process for the first time every month over the following three years, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be there to provide support. We have already published detailed, informative documents to ensure

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