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Nursing appraisal and revalidation update from the Nursing Midwifery Council

Katerina Kolyva, Director of Continued Practice at the Nursing and Midwifery Council spoke at today’s Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation conference on:

•developments from the revalidation pilot sites
•taking forward the recommendations for a system of revalidation
•the new NMC Code of Practice
•planning for the changes at a local level
•how will an organisation ensure that the nurse or midwife who is revalidating is complying with the revised code?
•nursing revalidation, specialist nursing practice and advanced roles
•how will the quality of appraisal and revalidation recommendations be assured and inspected?

Dr Kolyva's full PowerPoint presentation is available for download at the bottom of this page. 

Dr Kolyva gave a detailed presentation on the background to revalidation and the requirements for nurses and midwives to revalidate their practice including the role of the confirmer. 

Dr Kolyva remarked; 

"nurse and midwives should use 'reflection' to improve every aspect of practice, this is the ethos of Revalidation."

"revalidation is there to improve public trust"

"we are committed to revalidating, we will be using the reflections and looking for common themes"

She said the next steps ahead of the launch of revalidation are:

•    In September the programme boards in each of the four countries will provide their recommendations on revalidation readiness.
•    On 8 October the NMC Council will make a decision about taking revalidation forward. 
•    It has been proposed that the first nurses and midwives to revalidate will be those with a renewal date in April 2016. 
•    All nurses and midwives should familiarise themselves with the revalidation requirements and start to develop their portfolio now.

To prepare all nurses and midwives should:

1    Sign up to NMC Online at
2    Find out your renewal date (which is when you will revalidate)
3    Read the provisional guidance and get up to date at

If appraisal is due April onwards all registrants online will receive an email now. The NMC is committed to engage. If you are not online you will receive a letter asking you to get online.

Dr Katerina Kolyva leads on revalidation, education, standards development, quality assurance of education and midwifery supervision. Her key focus is on the delivery of the education strategy and the revalidation model. 
Katerina has been a senior policy adviser on health and social policy for the European Commission and European Parliament. In that role she contributed to policy implementation in the fields of education, health, research and development. In 2004, Katerina was invited to lead the business strategy of a network of European nursing regulators. 
Katerina holds a PhD in European studies and has lectured on policy and project management. 

Future related events:

Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 24 November 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Nursing Revalidation for Specialist Practice and Advanced Roles
Wednesday 2 December 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation & implementing the New NMC Code of Practice
Wednesday 20 January 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Nursing Revalidation Preparing for Going Live
Tuesday 2 February 
Thestudio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Midwife Appraisal and Revalidation
Tuesday 9 February 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Download: Katerina Kolyva full presentation

19 October 2015


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