Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation is straightforward and will help you as a nurse or midwife demonstrate that you practise safely and effectively. Kcare Health (working in partnership with Healthcare Licensing Support) will ensure that you can carry on working legally meeting the NMC statutory requirement.


What is Revalidation?

Revalidation is the new process by which nurses and midwives demonstrate that they practice safely. The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the public. Revalidation will require all registered nurses and midwives to demonstrate that they remain fit to practise. The revalidation cycle for nurses is 3 years. Revalidation is based on the Nursing and Midwifery Code (NMC) and is the mechanism through which nurses and midwives continue to demonstrate that they meet NMC standards. This fitness to practise measurement is necessary for all healthcare professionals.

Why and when is Revalidation being introduced?

To improve public protection and it commenced on1st April 2016.

What can you expect from Healthcare Licensing Support Ltd?

  • Cohort of nurses to undertake annual professional reviews
  • Third party confirmers (Band 8A and above)
  • Support and advice through the process to agencies, nurses and midwives
  • Robust infrastructure to manage the process on your behalf
  • Professionalism

Revalidation principles

Every nurse and midwife will be required to confirm that they:

  • Continue to remain fit to practise
  • Have met the requirements for practice and Continuing Professional Development
  • Have sought and received third party feedback on which to base reflection on their practice
  • Have had third party confirmation that they are fit to practise

What criteria are required for Revalidation?

  • 450 hours of practice over a 3 year period for nurses and midwives (900 if dual registered nurse/midwife)
  • At least 35 hours of CPD with evidence of reflection (minimum of 20 hours participatory learning; interaction with others), online CPD, workshops/conferences, journal reading, etc.) pertaining to scope of practice
  • To seek practice-related feedback (students, patients, colleagues, carers etc.) and reflect on the outcome
  • 5 written reflective practice pieces
  • Have appropriate professional indemnity in place
  • Obtained confirmation from a third party (Confirmer) regarding compliance to the revalidation requirements and to provide the additional layer of assurance about the registrant’s fitness to practise. (Current system requires self-declaration only)

All of the above criteria must be supported and evidence based. It is a requirement for all nurses and midwives to maintain a portfolio of evidence in order to demonstrate their on-going commitment around their fitness to practise -

How do I revalidate?

Kcare Health (in partnership with Healthcare Licence Support) provides support and advice to ensure you meet the criteria to revalidate quickly and easily.

If you require more information contact us on Revalidation Team on 0118 956 9922 or email