Nursing revalidation - CPD
Revalidation will provide benefits for you as a nurse or midwife as well as the people you care for. It will help to encourage a culture of sharing, reflection and improvement and will be an ongoing process throughout your career.
It is important to know that revalidation is not about making an assessment of your fitness to practise; it is about promoting good practice across the whole population of nurses and midwives, as well as strengthening public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions.
The requirements for revalidation state that you must have undertaken 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) relevant to your scope of practice as a nurse or midwife in the three year period since your registration was last renewed, or when you joined the register. Of those 35 hours of CPD, at least 20 hours must have included participatory learning.
You must also maintain accurate records of CPD you have undertaken. These records must contain:
- The CPD method
- A description of the topic and how it related to your practice
- The dates on which the activity was undertaken
- The number of hours (including the number of participatory hours)
- The identification of the part of the code most relevant to the activity
- Evidence that you undertook the CPD activity
Randstad Care can support you with the training needed for revalidation. By attending our practical training or utilising our e-learning, you will be provided with the evidence you require for revalidation.
As part of staying registered with your professional body, the HCPC, you must undertake CPD to stay registered and they have a set of standards which your CPD must meet. Every time you renew your registration, you will need to confirm that you have met these standards.