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Welcome to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!

We launched the revised Practice Standards Scheme at the London Vet Show on 20 November 2015.

In the build-up to the launch, we counted down the weeks with a special e-newsletter, focusing on a different aspect of the new Scheme each week. You can catch up with these here:

pss launch email  

Launch day - A very warm welcome to your new PSS!

 

Our promotional video summarises all you need to know about the new Scheme in little over three minutes. Click on the link in the email for an entertaining overview.

 

PSS launch - 1 week to go e-newsletter  

One week to go - Let us help you spread the word

Gaining RCVS-accreditation is hard enough work as it is, so here's how we plan to help practices promote their accreditation and awards to their clients and the wider public.

PSS launch - 2 weeks to go e-newsletter  

Two weeks to go - A lot to shout about

Here's a first look at what the new PSS awards will look like, and an invitation to send us some feedback

3 weeks to go  

Three weeks to go - Looking ahead to the new Scheme

We hear from two different practices this week: one that's keen to join the new scheme, and one that's helping us to trial the new scheme and the awards.

Four weeks to go - farm animal awards (2)  

Four weeks to go - PSS awards for farm animal practices: part 2

A second more in-depth look at awards for farm animal practices, featuring: In-patient Service and Diagnostic Service.

Four weeks to go - equine awards (2)  

Four weeks to go - PSS awards for equine practices: part 2

A second more in-depth look at awards for equine practices, featuring: In-patient Service and Diagnostic Service.

Four weeks to go - small animal awards (2)  

Four weeks to go - PSS awards for small animal practices: part 2

A second more in-depth look at awards for small animal practices, featuring: In-patient Service and Diagnostic Service.

Five weeks to go - farm animal awards (1)  

Five weeks to go - PSS awards for farm animal practices: part 1

A first more in-depth look at awards for farm animal practices, featuring: Team and Professional Responsibility and Advisory/Consultation Service.

Five weeks to go - equine awards (1)  

Five weeks to go - PSS awards for equine practices: part 1

A first more in-depth look at awards for equine practices, featuring: Team and Professional Responsibility and Patient Consultation Service.

Five weeks to go - small animal awards (1)  

Five weeks to go - PSS awards for small animal practices: part 1

A first more in-depth look at awards for small animal practices, featuring: Team and Professional Responsibility and Patient Consultation Service.

6 weeks to go  

Six weeks to go - Awarding excellence

Here's an overview of the new awards, which are available at either 'Good' or 'Outstanding' level across a variety of different areas.

PSS launch - 7 weeks to go e-newsletter  

Seven weeks to go - Say hello to Stanley!

Stanley is the name we've given to our new online administration and support tool to help practices with their accreditation and awards applications.

PSS launch - 8 weeks to go e-newsletter   

Eight weeks to go - Introducing the new Assessor Team

Our team of newly-appointed assessors will focus more on behaviours and outcomes, and less on paperwork. They're also receiving intensive training to help deliver a better experience to practices.

PSS launch - 9 weeks to go e-newsletter   

Nine weeks to go - A focus on flexibility 

A flexible scheme for practices of all types, shapes and sizes, especially with our new awards!

PSS launch - 10 weeks to go e-newsletter   

Ten weeks to go - Let the countdown commence!

Read an overview of the new Scheme, why it's needed and what's changing.



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