Revalidation articles

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?
Reflective writing

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced revalidation to replace prep as a way of assuring the public that nurses and midwives are keeping their knowledge and skills up to date.

What are the key changes?

Every three years you will still have to practise for 450 hours and complete 35 hours of CPD, but now you will also have to:

Complete at least 20 of your CPD hours alongside others.

Collect and review feedback from a variety of sources.

Write at least five reflective accounts.

Hold a reflective discussion with another registrant.

Have your compliance checked by a third party.

450 hours sounds a lot…

Maybe, but if you’re full time then you will complete this many hours in three months, let alone three years. You need to be concerned only if you work just occasionally, or


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