NMC Re-Validation

What is Revalidation?

The purpose of Revalidation is to ensure that Nurses are keeping up to date with their chosen field or specialty, to ensure safe and effective practice. The NMC introduced Revalidation for Nurses to help ensure consistent and high standards of Nursing care in the UK.

Nurses who have revalidated can be confident in providing the highest level of care to their patients, which in turn assists with their career development and delivery.


Under the guidelines set by the NMC, Nurses and Midwives must revalidate every three years on the date they are due to apply for the renewal of their registration. In order to ensure the successful renewal of license, the NMC requires the medical professional to demonstrate compliance with the following criteria:

  • 450 Practice Hours – 900 if you are dual registered
  • 35 hours of CPD – 20 hours must be participatory
  • 5 practice-related feedback from clients patients and/or colleagues
  • 5 reflective accounts – can be based on CPD, feedback or experience
  • Reflective discussion – must be with another nurse or midwife
  • Confirmation – must be confirmed by an appropriate person

You will also need to confirm to the NMC;

  • Health and character – you must confirm that you are capable of practice
  • Indemnity – you must confirm that you have indemnity coverage in place

ID Medical’s Nurse Revalidation Package

At ID Medical, we appreciate the importance of supporting our Healthcare Professionals in complying with the standards set out by the NMC and therefore strive to assist in any way possible. As a result, ID Medical has developed a Full NMC Revalidation Service to support our Nurses through the process, comprising of the following:

Starter Kit

All the information you need to get started, including a detailed breakdown of all the Revalidation requirements, a handy checklist to make notes on as you please, Revalidation-specific patient and colleague feedback forms and confirmations of the practice hours and CPD that you’ve done with ID Medical over the three years of your Revalidation cycle. You’ll also get a catalogue of all the ID Medical Academy CPD courses running, and a simple user guide for the online portfolio.

Market-leading online portfolio

Working with the team behind our “Excellent” Doctor’s Revalidation process, we bring you a portfolio that breaks down everything you need to assemble for your Revalidation and collate everything in one place. We check over your portfolio daily to see how you are progressing and to offer feedback, and if you’re stuck you can get in touch with one of our advisors and we can easily guide you over the phone.

RCNi – Over 135 online courses

RCNi Learning is a fully-interactive online learning resource with RCN-approved training modules, and over 100 modules spanning over 40 topics. The modules provide pre- and post- training tests to chart your learning and breaks down the right and wrong answers so you can see the rationale for each. You get unlimited access to complete countless modules, collecting as many CPD hours as you like.

Revalidation Appraisals

When your portfolio is complete, we’ll check it through before getting you booked in for a Revalidation appraisal. During your Revalidation appraisal you will have your reflective discussion and your confirmation at the same time. This means that once you leave your meeting, not only will you be clear on your goals for the next year of practice, but you will have completed your portfolio.

You will also have access to our expert Revalidation Support Team and colleague and patient feedback forms.