To keep your Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration up to date, you will need to revalidate every three years. This process is essential in ensuring that nurses and midwives maintain the highest possible standards of care. This blog post provides an overview of NMC revalidation dates, including how to check your renewal date and what you need to do to prepare for revalidation. Stay safe and compliant with the help of our guide!
NMC revalidation dates Overview
NMC revalidation dates are the deadlines by which nurses and midwives must renew their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The revalidation process is essential in ensuring that nurses and midwives maintain the highest possible standards of care.
To renew their registration, nurses and midwives must complete a self-assessment questionnaire and provide evidence of their continued competence. This evidence can include practice reviews, reflective accounts, or professional development activity logs.
NMC Revalidation Dates
The NMC UK revalidation dates are as follows:
- Midwives: May 31
- Nurses (all): May 31
- Children and young people’s nursing: November 30
- Nurses (mental health and learning disability nursing; dementia; and all specialist nurses): July 31.
NMC Revalidation Process
The revalidation process is split into two stages.
First, nurses and midwives must complete a self-assessment questionnaire based on their most recent three years of practice. This questionnaire asks about the nurse’s or midwife’s continuing competence for practice, including whether they have participated in any professional development. Nurses and midwives will be able to complete this questionnaire online.
The second stage requires nurses and midwives to provide evidence of their continued competence. This could include practice reviews, reflective accounts, or professional development activity logs. Nurses and midwives will need to keep these documents for at least three years after submitting them as part of their revalidation to allow for future auditing.
How to check your renewal date?
If you are unsure of your NMC revalidation date, you can check by visiting the NMC website and entering your profession and the last three digits of your registration number. You can locate the last three digits of your registration number on your NMC certificate.
What do I need to do?
To renew your registration, you must complete the revalidation process at least eight weeks before your revalidation date. You can do this by simply filling out the self-assessment questionnaire and uploading the supporting evidence of your competence.
If you have any difficulties completing your self-assessment questionnaire, please get in touch with a compliance team member for assistance.
Renewing your NMC Registration
To renew registration with the NMC, you will need to complete a self-assessment questionnaire and provide evidence of your continued competence. This evidence can include practice reviews, reflective accounts, or professional development activity logs.
You can use the revalidation self-assessment tool on our website. If you need assistance completing the self-assessment questionnaire, please get in touch with a member of our compliance team.
How to Prepare for Nursing Revalidation?
As a nurse, you must revalidate your license every three years. This process helps ensure that you are still meeting the requirements for practicing nursing. Here are a few tips on how to prepare for revalidation:
- Review the NMC Standards of Practice and Code of Conduct
- Make sure you are up-to-date on your clinical skills
- Keep a portfolio of your professional development activities
- Stay informed about changes in the nursing profession
- Complete the required paperwork and submit it on time
What if I Cannot Meet the NMC Deadline?
You must notify your employer when you cannot meet the revalidation deadline and apply for an extension. Your manager will need to fill out a form and justify why you couldn’t meet the deadline.
Also, report any criminal proceedings or convictions that could affect your ability to practice safely. We have a complete guide on NMC revalidation Extension. Make sure to read it.
Need more information?
To find out more about the process of nurse revalidation, visit the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) website. For more information on how we can help you meet your revalidation requirements, don’t hesitate to contact our compliance team today.
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