Revalidation – how we support our nurses and midwives
We know that the prospect of Revalidation can be daunting, and we’re here to support you as much as we can.
Who is meant to support me?
If you have a permanent employer they can give you access to appraisals and potential career development opportunities. It’s worth taking advantage of this.
What support does the Guild offer?
- A Revalidation section on Quick Nurse to gain access to approved NMC forms and guides
- Voluntary training courses
- Revalidation meetings for all our full time nurses
- An exclusive Revalidation Facebook forum
Not sure when you’re due to Revalidate?
You can see your Revalidation date in your NMC online account. Once you’ve logged in, look in the right hand corner for your:
- NMC PIN number
- Fee expiry date
- Renewal date – this is your Revalidation date
If you don’t have an online account register here.
Remember – it’s your responsibility
Please make sure you know when you’re due to Revalidate and when your portfolio should be completed. We aren’t responsible for telling you this and nor is any other employer or nursing agency. If you drop off the NMC register it can take up to 3 months for you to be re-registered and able to work again.
If you’re a full time Thornbury nurse and you’d like support with your portfolio, please call our compliance team on 0345 120 5251.
See what other nurses say about Revalidation:
If you’re struggling with Revalidation you’re not alone. We’ve spoken to some of our nurses and midwives to find out how they approached Revalidation and what advice they would give.
“ I wanted to thank Linda for her support with my reflective discussion and revalidation process. I had not considered previously the work involved in setting up TNS, and yet have over the last year consistently been impressed and felt supported by the organisation.
My sense is that much of the work that goes into TNS’ policies and professional nursing commitments, has led to a place where I love working, and feel thoroughly contained and supported – thank you!
I also valued our reflective conversation, the wisdom and knowledge that Linda brought to the conversation and active listening meant I was able to process the reflections with added benefit. Linda’s empathetic and encouraging approach built my confidence and assured me that I am in the right place, doing the right thing. Thank you. ”
Fiona – RMN, Systemic Family Practitioner and EMDR practitioner
“ A heavy load has been lifted off my shoulders.
When Revalidation was first announced I had mixed feelings on how it would go. It seemed quite a challenging task. Now that I have been through the process it feels like a heavy load has been lifted off my shoulders and this is mainly thanks to Thornbury who were very supportive and understanding throughout the process. Monique and Douglas were outstanding and made things bearable for me by providing a confirmer and being there to support me. I found the reflective exercise the most challenging but the NMC samples were really useful and guided me on completing my own. I focused on events or situations I had experienced at work and how I overcome them to improve my practice.
Thornbury Nursing really helped me through the process and I would encourage my fellow nurses to liaise with them for support. ”
“ The Jigsaw puzzle is complete. When the introduction of Revalidation was first announced I didn’t quite understand what was being asked of me. The requirement seemed confusing and I wasn’t sure what I had to do. After attending some RCN events and liaising with other Thornbury Nurses on the Facebook forum, I feel much more confident about the process – the jigsaw puzzle is complete! Initially, the most challenging part of the process for me was collecting practice related feedback. At first I thought that all feedback had to be written down and signed off by a client or senior member of staff but after speaking with Thornbury, I found out that this was not the case. I now understand that I can gain both written and verbal feedback and record this myself. I have found the feedback forms that Thornbury have provided particularly useful and collating feedback has also helped me to write pieces of reflection. To my fellow colleagues, the one piece of advice I would give you is not to worry. Make use of the relevant forms provided by NMC on their website and the support from Thornbury. Try to attend the RCN Revalidation events too. It is not as difficult as you may think once you get started. ”