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Nursing Times to host revalidation event for nurses and managers


Nursing and Midwifery Council chief executive Jackie Smith will join a host of speakers at the Nursing Times Revalidation conference this November to explain how nurses should handle revalidation from a registrant’s and manager’s perspective.

The speaker programme will also include many nurses from the pilot sites who have gone through the process to show registrants what they need to do to revalidate.

Revalidation will require all nurses and midwives who are due to renew their NMC registration from April 2016 to meet a series of competency checks.

Nurses will have to prove to their line manager at their time of appraisal - or another registrant when they come to renew their registration -  that they have met the requirements outlined by the regulator.

These include having completed 450 hours of practice, 40 hours of continuous professional development, having collected five pieces of feedback and five accounts of reflective practice.

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

At the event, the NMC will explain the timetable for implementation of revalidation and organisations that piloted the model will present and outline their experiences to inform others how best to approach the change.

Independent organisations will share their survey research into how the new process is viewed by employers and individuals from pilot sites.

There will also be an exhibition featuring suppliers that will demonstrate the tools available for recording individual revalidation progress and also managing revalidation across a group of nurses.

The new requirements are expected to come into effect from April 2016.

Every registered nurse will undergo revalidation at some point in the subsequent three years when their registration is due for renewal.

Registrants who fail to revalidate will be removed from the register and unable to practise.

For more information on the event, see


Readers' comments (5)

  • Once again nurses are their own worse enemy - why on earth are we allowing the NMC, who we pay handsomely annually, to dictate how revalidation should work?!

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  • So long as our registration fees dont go up any further when the NMC state that due to the increased workload WE need to pay more. Also nurses who may have been previously considering retiring in the next 3 years but would have stayed on this may also change their perspective.

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  • Well said 12:32- I have to jump through these hoops in 2 which time I will be 61.
    Is the reduction in pension worth it to preserve my well being? I think it is.
    For the first time in my life I'm seriously considering letting my registration go.

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  • nurses are being bullied by the nmc.

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  • I am retireing in 2017 and was considering coming back on the bank not anymore I will let my registration lapse and do something completely different.

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