The benefits of completing midwifery revalidation

Are you a midwife who is due to complete your midwifery revalidation process in the near future? If so, you may be wondering what the benefits of doing so are. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the key advantages of completing revalidation. We hope that this information will help you make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with revalidation. Keep reading for more information!

What is Midwifery Revalidation?

Revalidation is a way to maintain your professional registration as a midwife. It must be completed every 5 years, and the process involves submitting evidence of continuing competence in midwifery practice. Once revalidated, you are eligible for inclusion on the NMC register. This will allow you to continue practicing without interruption.

When you complete revalidation, you will receive a certificate. Once you have proof of your new status, it is important to update your information on the NMC register and anyone else who has access to this information (e.g., employers). You can find all relevant contact details on the NMC website.

Benefits of completing midwifery revalidation

The benefits of completing revalidation are numerous. Here, we outline some of the key advantages to having evidence of your continuing competence in midwifery practice.

Enhanced reputation

Firstly, completing revalidation will enhance your professional reputation . It is important to maintain a good standing with all relevant boards and organisations. Following this route demo

Prevents interruption of work

Secondly, revalidation can prevent an interruption of your career . If you fail to complete revalidation within the first six months for any reason , your registration status will lapse. Though you will be able to reapply after this time has passed, the process is more complicated than simply submitting evidence of continuing competence in midwifery.

Maintain public confidence in midwives

Finally, completing revalidation will help you maintain the public’s confidence. The NMC is keen for all nurses and midwives to have evidence of their continuing competence in their profession. As a result, they set standards that everyone must meet when revalidating. Once you have submitted your evidence to the NMC, you will receive confirmation of your status as a revalidated midwife. This means that you are still fit to practice and can continue to work without interruption.

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Reasons to complete midwifery revalidation.

There are many benefits to completing revalidation, but it’s also essential to know what is involved in this process before committing to it. We’ve now looked at the benefits of revalidating, so let’s now take a look at some reasons you may want to complete this process:

1. You are eligible for inclusion on the NMC register

2. You will maintain your professional status as a midwife

3. You can demonstrate your continuing competence in midwifery practice

4. It is the best way to ensure that you meet the standards set by the NMC

5. Completing revalidation demonstrates your ongoing commitment to your profession

6. It will improve your professional reputation

7. You will prevent an interruption in the work you do as a midwife

8. You can maintain public confidence in midwives and continue to be a trustworthy member of the healthcare community

9. Completing revalidation can enhance your ability to practice safely and competently

10. It demonstrates that you are up to date with the latest developments in your field

How do I complete midwifery revalidation?

Now that you’ve decided to go ahead with revalidation let’s look at how you can complete it successfully. Firstly, make sure you know what is required by the NMC to complete this process. Then, you can begin figuring out how to meet these standards. There are many ways to go about completing revalidation, so consider the following options:

  • Utilize your workplace for assistance with meeting standards
  • Take part in continuing professional development (CPD) activities
  • Update your portfolio regularly
  • Keep your knowledge up to date by attending relevant conferences, seminars, workshops, or meetings
  • Participate in mentoring programs
  • Complete a formal vocational course at university, college, or with an organization such as the NMCI
  • Review the standards set by the NMC and find out how you can demonstrate that you are meeting them
  • Ensure that you are adhering to the NMC Code of Conduct
  • Plan so that your revalidation documents are submitted before your deadline


In conclusion, revalidation is a valuable process that can help you maintain your professional registration as a midwife. If you complete revalidation correctly, you will avoid any interruption in your work and let other people know that you are an upstanding member of the nursing community.

We hope this article has been helpful to you. If you enjoyed reading it, why not take a look at some of our other articles? Check out our blog on revalidation extension.

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