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Revalidation is a relatively new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation is straightforward and will help you as a midwife to demonstrate that you practice safely and effectively. It will encourage you to reflect on the role of the Code (NMC, 2015) in your practice and demonstrate that you are 'living' the standards set out within it. You will have to revalidate every three years to renew your registration. In essence and in view of the near future changes about Midwifery Supervision, it replaces the Intention to Practice (ITP) process for the midwives.

It is a combination of submitting work online and having a hard copy of various documents.

The requirements


Revalidation encourages a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement and will be an ongoing process throughout your career.

Revalidation is not about making an assessment of your fitness to practice; it is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives, as well as strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions.

There will be Trust wide revalidation study days and support offered by your Revalidation Officer or Line manager.

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Practice hours

450 practice hours, or 900 if renewing as both a nurse and midwife (not applicable for Greek Midwives, we are direct entry).

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