Revalidation will replace the post-registration education and practice (Prep) standards from 1 April 2016.
Revalidation aims to improve upon the Prep system by setting new requirements for nurses and midwives.
Under revalidation, nurses and midwives will be required to declare they have:
- met the requirements for practice hours and continuing professional development (CPD)
- reflected on their practice, based on the requirements of the Code, using feedback from service users, patients, relatives, colleagues and others
- received confirmation from a third party.
Unless selected for audit, a nurse or midwife will not need to submit their collected revalidation evidence.