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Draft revised NMC code and proposed approach to revalidation

16 June 2014
Briefing to inform members about the changes and additions which the NMC are proposing to make to the Code; as well as the additional details on the proposed model for revalidation.

It is proposed that every nurse must complete 40 hours of CPD over a three year period; and that at least 20 hours of this must be "participatory" meaning that the CPD must involve learning and/or interaction with other people.

The CPD activity must also be linked to the NMC Code and the outcome must contribute to keeping the registrant up to date within the scope of their practise.

In the consultation, the NMC seeks feedback on whether this is the right approach to measuring CPD; whether 40 hours is the right number; and the principle of directly linking CPD to the NMC Code.

If you have any comments or wish to contribute further, please email policy.international@rcn.org.uk

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