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Revalidation: What you need to know

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Revalidation will begin in 2016 Revalidation will begin in 2016

What is revalidation?
Revalidation is a process designed to ensure that nurses and midwives are able to practise safely and effectively.

What are the requirements?
Nurses and midwives must demonstrate that they have: 450 practice hours or 900 if revalidating as both a nurse and midwife; 35 hours CPD including 20 hours participatory learning; reflective discussion; health and character declaration; and professional indemnity arrangements.

How can I revalidate?
Nurses and midwives preparing to revalidate should first set up an account on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) website. They should also begin preparing a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the practice hours, CPD, and other requirements mandated by the NMC. This portfolio may be called for verification by the NMC.

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Katerina Kolvia says that revalidation is "A process that belongs to nurses and midwives" . What does this mean? It seems to me that it is the same sort of doublespeak that substitutes the word "delegation" for "empowerment" . The NMC is a body that rightly exists to protect the public, but most of the bumf they are demanding off us should be dealt with by employers and managers as part of CPD. And I wonder how long it will be until the registration fee is increased yet again in order to deal with the extra administration that this will generate.
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