Carry on Nursing – New Registration System

Starting in April 2016, nurses and midwives across Forth Valley will maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) through a new revalidation process. The new rules apply to more than 2,000 nurses and midwives across Forth Valley.

Revalidation is very straight forward and will replace the current PREP requirements. It encourages nurses and midwives to reflect on their new code and helps demonstrate safe and effective practice.

Nurses and midwives pay NMC registration fees every year and will need to revalidate once every 3 years. It is an online application using an NMC online account which most registrants have already. Staff have been reminded that failure to revalidate would mean they would be unable to practise.

The requirements can sound a bit daunting but can be gradually collected as part of everyday nursing and midwifery practice.

What evidence does a nurse or midwife need to collect?

This can be in direct patient care, management, education, policy or research in a wide range of health, social care and independent care settings

20 hours of this must be participatory learning

This can be from patients, carers, service users, students, colleagues and annual


Helpful forms and guidance can be found on the NMC website

This needs to be with another NMC registrant

This would usually be completed by the line manager

There’s lots of help available to make sure nurses and midwives can revalidate successfully. The NMC website has information, guidelines, forms, templates and videos to watch. In Forth Valley we have trainers across all the Directorates who can offer 1:1 or group support.

For more information see the Revalidation section of the staff intranet (under the A – Z section), visit the NMC website or contact Mary Barr on 01324 673849 or email