Recency of practice means that a nurse or midwife has maintained an adequate connection with, and recent practice in nursing and/or midwifery since qualifying for, or obtaining registration.
The revised Registration standard: Recency of practice came into effect on 1 June 2016.
The following additional document has been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Recency of practice by providing further information to nurses and midwives regarding the NMBA’s expectations and requirements.
The revised Registration standard: Recency of practice was developed after a review of the existing standard, which included public consultation. The consultation report provides an overview of the consultation process, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.