Revalidation is a process that both nurses and doctors must regular undertake.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) implemented Nursing & Midwifery Revalidation in April 2016. Revalidation is the process by which nurses, midwives and health visitors renew their registration with the NMC on a three yearly basis. The purpose of revalidation is to improve public protection by ensuring registrants continue to remain fit to practice throughout their career. It requires the registrant to demonstrate evidence that over a three year period they have practised for at least 450 hours, undertaken 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), obtained five pieces of practice related feedback and reflected upon their practice, CPD, feedback and the NMC Code (2015).
Revalidation for medical doctors was introduced as a system of regulation by the General Medical Council in December 2012. To revalidate and continue to hold a licence to practise, doctors have to demonstrate regularly that their knowledge is up to date and they are fit to practise.
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