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Subjects: Medicine

Introduction to Revalidation

Revalidation is the process by which all licensed doctors, nurses and midwives are required to demonstrate on a regular basis that they are up to date and fit to practice safely and effectively in their chosen field, and are able to provide a good level of care. 

Revalidation provides benefits for you as well as the people you care for. It helps to encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement and is an ongoing process throughout your career. 

Revalidation aims to give extra confidence to patients that their healthcare professional is being regularly checked by their employer and their professional body

How to use this guide

There are two different routes to Revalidation depending on your job. Nurses and midwives are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The revalidation process is based on 'The Code'. You should find all the information you need on the Nursing and Midwifery tab. There is further information on how the library can assist you in your revalidation process in the Library Resources tab

For doctors, the process is regulated by the General Medical Council (GMC). The standards that a doctor must meet are set out in the guidance Good medical practice. You should find all the information you need on the Doctors tab. There is further information on how the library can assist you in your revalidation process in the Library Resources tab