This consultation has now closed.
The Practice Standards Group has updated the Scheme's Manual to ensure the standards continue to be relevant to current veterinary practice, and is inviting comments on the new content and layout.
The new Manual includes guidance that was previously available online. There is also an icon to indicate if documentary evidence will be required by the inspector.
In addition, the new format clarifies the derivation of each standard, so that legislative requirements are distinguished from those required under the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct and those indicated by better practice.
You can download a copy of the draft Manual [no longer available] and comments on it are welcomed.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2009, and they should be sent to Eleanor Ferguson, Practice Standards Scheme Manager: email@example.com or 020 7202 0720.
Responses will be considered by the Practice Standards Group at its September meeting and thereafter by Council in November.
It is envisaged that the new Standards will be in place during 2010.