Our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telephone (0845 2255937) remain the same. Additionally we have now have a mobile number (07941 324409).
NMC Revalidation Briefing
(update prepared by AOHNP (UK) 22 February 2015) What is revalidation?
Revalidation will replace the post-registration education and practice (Prep) standards from 31 December 2015. It aims to improve
upon the Prep system by setting new requirements for nurses and midwives. It
will replace the existing three-year renewal cycle and the notification of
practice. All nurses and midwives will need to comply, and those who do not
comply will no longer be registered. Unless
selected for audit, a nurse or midwife will not need to submit their collected
There is a 39 page “How to
revalidate with the NMC” publication available on the website, along with
templates that can be used to form a structure for the portfolio.
Under revalidation, nurses and
midwives will be required to declare they have, over the previous 3 years:
the requirements for practice hours and continuing professional development
(CPD) and provide evidence. This is 450 hours or approximately 65 seven hours
days for a RN. There is no additional requirement for SCPHN qualification.
on their practice, based on the requirements of the Code, using 5
pieces of feedback from service users, patients, relatives, colleagues and
others. These reflections will need to be discussed with another NMC
registrant, and this can be done at the confirmation discussion if your
confirmer is an NMC registrant.
evidence of 40 hours of CPD of which 20 hours should be “participatory” This
means”any learning activity in which you personally interacted with other
people.” It can in the same environment, such as study days and conferences or
an online group.
confirmation of the contents from a third party. Ideally this is another NMC
Registrant within the same scope of practice, but can be another healthcare
professional or manager such as HR or Safety Officer. There is a 19 page "Information
for confirmers" publication available from the NMC website.
This confirmation conversation
should be face to face in an appropriate environment, but might be by video
conference, if the portfolio (paper or electronic) can be provided to the
the time of the revalidation there will be a health and a character declaration.
The registrant must declare if they have been convicted of any criminal offence
or issued with a formal caution in the three years prior to the renewal of
registration. There is no need to keep anything in the portfolio as part of
Indemnity Arrangements-the registrant must declare that they have or will have
when practicing, appropriate cover under an indemnity arrangement. If indemnity
arrangement is provided by membership with a professional body or private
insurance arrangement, they will be asked to provide the name of the
professional body or provider. It is strongly recommended that evidence of the
arrangement is retained in the portfolio.
The AOHNP (UK) revalidation pilot The AOHNP
(UK) is one the of organisations piloting the revalidation process to ensure
that it is fit for purpose and to advise the NMC on any problems encountered.
As the stages of the pilot progress we will be devising guidance and modifying
the NMC templates so that they are suitable for those practicing in the OH
there are 51 OH nurses who have requested to participate of whom 20 have
registered with the NMC to be part of the pilot (22.2.15). These people will trial the new revalidation
process and will also submit their annual declaration and revalidate/renew as
appropriate. Those who are due to revalidate during the pilot period will take
part in formal research focus groups. Those who are not revalidating in this
period will still be asked for feedback but will only be doing a “dress
rehearsal” for revalidation, and much of the information they collect in the
pilot portfolio will be able to be used when their revalidation date comes up.