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