The Prep handbook

A post-registration ongoing education and practice resource for nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses. This includes the requirements for programmes leading to return to the register and practice.

Published: October 2011

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  • You, Prep and the NMC
  • The Prep (practice) standard
  • Returning to practice
  • The Prep (continuing professional development) standard
  • Prep (CPD) – guidance for recording your learning
  • Examples of Prep (CPD) learning
  • How will the NMC know that you have met the standards?
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