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Preparing for revalidation

As revalidation approaches Seeta Bhardwa looks at the different models nurses can use to make it easier

After 18 months of consultations, pilots, surveys, stakeholder engagement and delayed start dates, the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC's) new model of revalidation is edging ever closer. The Francis Report published in 2013 urged the NMC to look at the current monitoring system for nurses, following concerns the previous system was not assessing nurses strictly enough.

The first set of nurses will be revalidating through the new model when they renew their registration in April 2016. Nurses will have to complete 450 practice hours over three years, 40 hours of CPD (20 of which must be participatory), collect five pieces of practice-related feedback, five reflections and discussion, a health and character declaration, and confirmation from a third party.

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