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  1. About
  2. About the veterinary profession
  3. Vet2011
  4. The role of the RCVS
  5. The RCVS – we are here for you
  6. Strategic Plan
  7. RCVS Council
  8. Presidential team
  9. Council Members
  10. Role of Council Members
  11. Council meetings
  12. 10 November 2016
  13. 2 June 2016
  14. 3 March 2016
  15. 5 November 2015
  16. 5 June 2015
  17. 5 March 2015
  18. 6 November 2014
  19. 5 June 2014
  20. 6 March 2014
  21. 7 November 2013
  22. 12 September 2013
  23. 5 July 2013
  24. 6 June 2013
  25. 5 June 2013
  26. 7 March 2013
  27. 1 November 2012
  28. 6 July 2012
  29. 7 June 2012
  30. 1 March 2012
  31. 3 November 2011
  32. 2 June 2011
  33. 3 March 2011
  34. 4 November 2010
  35. 3 June 2010
  36. 4 March 2010
  37. 5 November 2009
  38. 4 June 2009
  39. 5 March 2009
  40. 6 November 2008
  41. Draft PSS Modules (June 2015)
  42. Council elections
  43. Nominations 2017
  44. Previous election results
  45. Past-Presidents
  46. Operational Board
  47. Nick Stace
  48. Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
  49. Registrar
  50. VN Council
  51. VN Council members
  52. VN Council meetings
  53. 31 January 2017
  54. 4 October 2016
  55. 3 May 2016
  56. 2 February 2016
  57. 8 October 2015
  58. 5 May 2015
  59. 3 February 2015
  60. 7 October 2014
  61. 6 May 2014
  62. 4 February 2014
  63. 8 October 2013
  64. 7 May 2013
  65. 5 February 2013
  66. 9 October 2012
  67. 8 May 2012
  68. 7 February 2012
  69. 11 October 2011
  70. 10 May 2011
  71. 8 February 2011
  72. 12 October 2010
  73. 11 May 2010
  74. 9 February 2010
  75. 13 October 2009
  76. 12 May 2009
  77. 10 February 2009
  78. 14 October 2008
  79. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  80. VN Council elections
  81. Nominations 2017
  82. Previous results
  83. VN Golden Jubilee Award
  84. RCVS Committees
  85. Audit and Risk Committee
  86. 16 October 2014
  87. 25 April 2014
  88. 30 January 2014
  89. 2 May 2013
  90. 1 March 2013
  91. 30 November 2012
  92. 17 October 2012
  93. Elizabeth Butler
  94. David Hughes
  95. Judith Rutherford
  96. Disciplinary Committee
  97. Ian Arundale
  98. Alistair Barr
  99. Hazel Bentall
  100. Nick Blayney
  101. Beverley Cottrell
  102. Jane Downes
  103. Helga Drummond
  104. Stuart Drummond
  105. Catherine Goldie
  106. Ian Green
  107. Joanna Grice
  108. Charles Gruchy
  109. Cerys Jones
  110. Chitra Karve
  111. Austin Kirwan
  112. Mehmuda Mian
  113. Judith Way
  114. Margaret Stoddart
  115. Judith Webb
  116. Martin Whiting
  117. VN Disciplinary Committee
  118. Education Committee
  119. 5 October 2016
  120. 4 May 2016
  121. 3 February 2016
  122. 7 October 2015
  123. 6 May 2015
  124. 4 February 2015
  125. 8 October 2014
  126. 7 May 2014
  127. 5 February 2014
  128. 9 October 2013
  129. 8 May 2013
  130. 6 February 2013
  131. 10 October 2012
  132. 9 May 2012
  133. 8 February 2012
  134. 12 October 2011
  135. 10 May 2011
  136. 9 February 2011
  137. 13 October 2010
  138. 12 May 2010
  139. 10 February 2010
  140. 15 October 2009
  141. 13 May 2009
  142. 11 February 2009
  143. 15 October 2008
  144. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  145. John Anderson
  146. Andrew Ash
  147. Stuart Hill
  148. Penny Howe
  149. Harvey Locke
  150. Jeremy Mantell
  151. Bill Reilly
  152. Timothy Skelton
  153. Adrian Ward
  154. PIC Lay Observers
  155. Mr David Harding BVM&S MRCVS
  156. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  157. Sarah Bedwell
  158. Dr Arun Midha
  159. Suzanne May
  160. Susan Macaldowie
  161. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  162. Science Advisory Panel
  163. 28 January 2014
  164. Dr Tim Nuttall
  165. Standards Committee
  166. 27 April 2016
  167. 27 January 2016
  168. 30 September 2015
  169. 29 April 2015
  170. 28 January 2015
  171. 30 September 2014
  172. 1 May 2014
  173. 23 January 2014
  174. 24 September 2013
  175. 30 April 2013
  176. 29 January 2013
  177. 25 September 2012
  178. 10 April 2012
  179. 24 January 2012
  180. 27 September 2011
  181. 12 April 2011
  182. 25 January 2011
  183. 28 September 2010
  184. 20 April 2010
  185. 26 January 2010
  186. 10 September 2009
  187. 21 April 2009
  188. 20 January 2009
  189. 25 September 2008
  190. Ethics Review Panel
  191. Paper classification: some definitions
  192. Former Committees
  193. Planning and Resources Committee
  194. Public Affairs Committee
  195. Senior staff
  196. RCVS Honours
  197. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  198. Royal Charter and legislation
  199. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  200. Government legislation
  201. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  202. Consultations
  203. Our consultations
  204. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  205. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  206. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  207. Review of the Day One Competences
  208. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  209. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  210. Draft Performance Protocol
  211. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  212. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  213. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  214. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  215. Draft Health Protocol
  216. VSA review 2009
  217. EMS review 2009
  218. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  219. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  220. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  221. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  222. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  223. Fees
  224. How to pay
  225. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  226. Work for us
  227. Our service promise
  228. Service Standards
  229. How to find us
  230. Contact us
  231. Freedom of Information Act
  232. Complaints about the College
  233. News & events
  234. News
  235. Features
  236. Webinars
  237. Upcoming events
  238. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  239. Regional Question Times
  240. Past Regional Question Times
  241. RCVS Day
  242. RCVS Day 2011
  243. Information for MPs
  244. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  245. Contact the press office
  246. Registration
  247. About the RCVS Register
  248. Frequently asked questions on the impact of the EU Referendum
  249. About the VN Register
  250. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  251. Royal Charter FAQ
  252. Check the Register
  253. Registration categories
  254. Who can register?
  255. How to register
  256. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  257. EU graduates
  258. Belgium
  259. Bulgaria
  260. Croatia
  261. Czech Republic
  262. Estonia
  263. Greece
  264. Hungary
  265. Italy
  266. Latvia
  267. Lithuania
  268. Poland
  269. Portugal
  270. Romania
  271. Slovakia
  272. Slovenia
  273. Spain
  274. US/Canadian graduates
  275. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  276. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  277. Qualifications not recognised by RCVS
  278. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  279. Registration dates
  280. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  281. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  282. Completing your annual renewal
  283. Veterinary surgeons
  284. Frequently Asked Questions
  285. Change of category fees
  286. Veterinary nurses
  287. Frequently Asked Questions
  288. Amending your registration
  289. Amending your Register category for vets
  290. Amending your registration for VNs
  291. Voluntary removal and restoration
  292. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  293. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  294. Letters of good standing
  295. Replacement Membership Certificates
  296. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  297. Frequently Asked Questions
  298. Statutory Membership Exam
  299. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  300. Statutory examination information
  301. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  302. Past papers
  303. Examiners' reports
  304. Timings and venues
  305. Applications for entry
  306. Registration and working in the UK
  307. Good professional standing
  308. VN pre-registration examinations
  309. Practical examinations
  310. Examination results
  311. Contact the Registration Department
  312. Find a Vet practice staff
  313. Advice & guidance
  314. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  315. Supporting guidance
  316. Code of Professional Conduct app
  317. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  318. Riding Establishments
  319. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  320. Contact us
  321. Education
  322. I want to be a vet
  323. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  324. Training routes
  325. Approved Training Practices
  326. VN training
  327. Veterinary nursing students
  328. Enrolling as a student
  329. Frequently asked questions
  330. Other animal careers
  331. Lifelong learning for veterinary surgeons
  332. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  333. Enrolment
  334. Module subjects
  335. Designated certificates
  336. Synoptic assessment
  337. Accredited university contact details
  338. Information for universities
  339. Frequently asked questions
  340. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  341. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  342. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  343. Professional Development Record for vets
  344. Diplomas
  345. Pathology
  346. Research
  347. Advanced Practitioner status
  348. Specialist status
  349. RCVS List of Specialists
  350. Fellowships
  351. Lifelong learning for veterinary nurses
  352. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  353. Professional Development Record for VNs
  354. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  355. Career development for veterinary nurses
  356. Accrediting primary qualifications
  357. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  358. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  359. Accreditation Standards
  360. Visitations
  361. RCVS visitors
  362. Approved degrees
  363. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  364. CPD Champions blog
  365. Learning from reflection
  366. How to do CPD on a budget
  367. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  368. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  369. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  370. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  371. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  372. Contact the Education Department
  373. Professional Development Record
  374. Concerns
  375. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  376. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  377. What you need to know first
  378. Tell us about your concern
  379. How we assess and investigate concerns
  380. How we make decisions
  381. Our terms explained
  382. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  383. What you need to know first
  384. Tell us about your concern
  385. How we assess and investigate concerns
  386. How we make decisions
  387. Our terms explained
  388. Confidential Reporting Line
  389. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  390. A concern has been raised about me
  391. Information for veterinary surgeons
  392. How we assess and investigate concerns
  393. How we make decisions
  394. Our terms explained
  395. Information for veterinary nurses
  396. How we assess and investigate concerns
  397. How we make decisions
  398. Our terms explained
  399. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  400. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  401. Practice Standards
  402. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  403. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  404. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  405. Who runs the Scheme?
  406. Meet the PSS Assessors
  407. David Ashcroft
  408. Cees Bennett
  409. Helen Boast
  410. Richard Bragg
  411. Richard Byrne
  412. Alwyn Evans
  413. Ean Garner-Richardson
  414. Nikki Gaut
  415. Mary Glassbrook
  416. Richard Killen
  417. Stuart King
  418. Anne Lawson
  419. Bob Lehner
  420. Judith Morris
  421. Pam Mosedale
  422. Emma Robinson
  423. Samantha Scully
  424. Sally Stockton
  425. Nick Stuart
  426. Dudley Watson
  427. Malcolm Whitehead
  428. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  429. BAVECC
  430. BEVA
  431. BCVA
  432. BSAVA
  433. BVA
  434. BVHA
  435. BVNA
  436. RCVS - RCVS Council
  437. SPVS
  438. RCVS - VN Council
  439. VPMA
  440. Lay member
  441. Meet the PSS Team
  442. Eleanor Ferguson
  443. Anthony Roberts
  444. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  445. Ben Jones
  446. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  447. Apply for accreditation
  448. Accreditation overview
  449. Accreditation process
  450. How to apply for accreditation
  451. Apply for awards
  452. Awards overview
  453. Award accreditation process
  454. How to apply for awards
  455. Promoting your accredited practice
  456. Guidelines on advertising
  457. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  458. Information for existing members
  459. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  460. Response to final stage consultation
  461. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  462. Coordinating the assessor team
  463. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  464. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  465. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  466. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  467. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  468. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  469. Inspectors’ top tip
  470. On the up
  471. Promoting your accreditation
  472. Who runs the Scheme?
  473. Updated manual
  474. Meet the Team
  475. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  476. Review news
  477. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  478. New Year, new CPD
  479. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  480. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  481. Talk in York
  482. How did we do?
  483. Meet the Team
  484. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  485. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  486. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  487. Going digital
  488. Autumn congress round up
  489. Code app now available
  490. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  491. Meet the Team
  492. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  493. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  494. Wear your badge with pride!
  495. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  496. CPD records online yet?
  497. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  498. Overseas, over here?
  499. Who’s inspecting you?
  500. Surgeries available in Durham
  501. Meet the Team
  502. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  503. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  504. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  505. New Year, new CPD records!
  506. PSS made easy
  507. Lost in a good book?
  508. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  509. Surgeries available in Oxford
  510. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  511. Management menu at VPMA
  512. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  513. Performance Protocol – have your say
  514. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  515. Free Library trial
  516. VN Trustee sought
  517. Inspector's top tip
  518. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  519. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  520. Be prepared!
  521. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  522. Publications
  523. Our publications explained
  524. How to order a publication
  525. RCVS News
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