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Who can Verify my Reflective Accounts for Revalidation?

What is revalidation?


Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK and nursing associates in England need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.


What is a reflective account?


As part of your revalidation, you must have prepared five written reflective accounts in the three year period since your registration was last renewed or you joined the register. Each reflective account must be recorded on the approved form and must refer to:


  • an instance of your CPD, and/or

  • a piece of practice-related feedback you have received, and/or

  • an event or experience in your own professional practice


and how they relate to the Code of professional standards of practice.


Who can verify me for my reflective accounts?

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As part of revalidation, nurses, midwives and nursing associates must demonstrate to an appropriate person that they have met the revalidation requirements. This is called confirmation. As a confirmer, it will be their role to check whether a nurse, midwife or nursing associate has met the requirements of revalidation.
Who can verify my accounts?
  • Manager
  • Another NMC registered Nurse, Midwife or Nursing associate - helpful if they work without same scope of practice by not essential
  • Other regulated healthcare professional such as doctor, dentist, pharmacist
  • A list of other professionals who can act as a confirmer can be found here
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