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