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