Revalidation and the code?
One of the main strengths of revalidation is that it reinforces the Code by asking nurses and midwives to use it as the reference point for all the requirements, including their written reflective accounts and reflective discussion.
This should highlight the Code’s central role in the nursing and midwifery professions and encourage nurses and midwives to consider how it applies in their everyday practice.
The Code (paragraph 22) requires you to fulfil all registration requirements.
To achieve this you must:
- meet any reasonable requests so we can oversee the registration process (22.1);
- keep to our prescribed hours of practice and carry out continuing professional development activities (22.2), and
- keep your knowledge and skills up to date, taking part in appropriate and regular learning and professional development activities that aim to maintain and develop your competence and improve your performance (22.3).