Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

From April 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) changed their requirements for nurses and midwives to renew their professional registration.

The Library can help support your Continuing Professional Development during the revalidation process. We offer access to a range of electronic databases and resources, both via the NHS through NICE Evidence, and Inter Library Loans and Document Supply. We offer training on how to search these resources and find articles, guidelines and other types of document you may need, both on a group and 1-2-1 basis.

Forms and templates

NMC Forms and Templates for Revalidation

A selection of books on the reflective process:

Becoming a reflective practitioner / edited by Christopher Johns. – 5th ed (2017)

Becoming a learner in the workplace : a student’s guide to practice-based and work-based learning in health and social care / by Mark Wareing (2016)

Reflection for nursing life : principles, process and practice / John Mckinnon (2016)

The reflective journal / Barbara Bassot. – 2nd ed (2016)

Researching critical reflection : multidisciplinary perspectives / edited by Jan Fook…[et al] (2016)

Reflective practice : writing and professional development / Gillie Bolton. – 4th ed (2014)


A selection of articles on revalidation and reflection:

Wain, A., 2017, Learning through reflection, British Journal Of Midwifery, 25, (10) p.662-666

Price, B., 2017, Improving nurses’ level of reflection, Nursing Standard, 32 (1) p.52-63

Ashurst, A., 2017, Completing revalidation: writing reflective accounts, Nursing and Residential Care 19 (6) p.354-355

Thorley, L., 2017, Revalidation, Nursing Standard, 31 (20) p.64-65

Clarke, E., 2016, Personal reflection: A midwifery educator’s revalidation experience, British Journal of Midwifery 24 (10) p.691-692

Griffith, R., 2016, Revalidation and the Code: upholding dignity, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 11(10) p.512-513

Pugsley, H., 2016, Reflective practice: A guide to using reflection as part of revalidation, Dermatological Nursing, 15 (3) p.40-44

Middleton, L; Llewellyn, D., 2016, How to submit your revalidation application, Nursing Standard, 30 (49) p.40-43


We also run workshops on reflective reading and writing for revalidation and CPD – please contact for more information.