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Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

Small icon of an opened purple book Nursing & Midwifery Revalidation Information Sources

All nurses and midwives have been required to revalidate since April 2016.

Revalidation is a compulsory process that has to be undertaken every three years in order to renew your registration.

This page contains links to a number of information sources that you may find useful. If you need more help finding revalidation resources contact us.


Nursing & Midwifery Council Logo Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) resources

NMC Revalidation website:

How to revalidate with the NMC booklet:

The Code - Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

NMC Online - log in to find out your renewal date, update your details, pay our fee etc:

NMC Midwifery Standards:

NMC Revalidation News:

NMC Twitter:

Revalidation resources - forms, templates, films, presentations, case studies and other resources

Revalidation films - series of short videos on different aspects of revalidation

Information for confirmers - details what confirmers need to do before providing confirmation

Information for employers - explains what revalidation means for employers or organisations where nurses and midwives work:

Royal College of Nursing Logo Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

RCN revalidation pages:

10 most common myths about revalidation:

Eight ways to improve your reflection:

How social media can help you revalidate:

Revalidation requirements - continuing professional development:

10 ways to prepare for revalidation:

Annual Review Form for midwives - NHS England and NHS Improvement form endorsed by the RCN

The Royal College of Midwives Logo Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

RCM Website:

RCM i-learn and i-folio - RCM members have access to a huge resource of free online courses through the RCM's e-learning platform, i-learn. They also get free access to the RCM's e-portfolio system, i-folio, which provides an online portfolio in which to record all professional development 

Other online resources

Nursing Times - Online support for your NMC revalidation

Nursing Times article - Using reflection on reading for revalidation

RCNi revalidation resources:

NHS Employers - revalidation for nurses and midwives:

Books (available from the Library)

Information about two books: Revalidation: a Journey for nurses & midwives 2017 by Marianne Fairley-Murdoch and Paula Ingram and Reflective practice in nursing 2016 by Lioba Howatson-Jones