How to obtain confirmation for revalidation
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Evidence & Practice    

How to obtain confirmation for revalidation

Lyn Middleton Senior nurse, Revalidation Team, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South East Wales
Denise Llewellyn Executive director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Headquarters, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, South East Wales

Rationale and key points

This is the seventh in a series of eight articles providing information about the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process. This article focuses on obtaining confirmation for revalidation.

Revalidation is a mandatory process for nurses and midwives, enabling them to demonstrate their ability to practise safely and effectively.

Confirmation provides assurance that nurses and midwives have met the requirements of revalidation.

Confirmation does not involve making judgements about whether a nurse or midwife is fit to practise.

Reflective activity

‘How to’ revalidate articles can help to update your practice and provide information about the revalidation process, including how you can obtain confirmation for revalidation. Reflect on and write a short account of:

The information that nurses and midwives are required to collect to meet the revalidation requirements.

How you could use this article to educate your colleagues.

Subscribers can upload their reflective accounts at:

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10536


Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 22 April 2016

Accepted: 05 May 2016

Published online: 14 July 2016

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