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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. RCVS Honours
  189. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  190. Consultations
  191. Our consultations
  192. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  193. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  194. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  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. Royal Charter and legislation
  212. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  213. Government legislation
  214. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  215. Fees
  216. How to pay
  217. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  218. Work for us
  219. Our service promise
  220. Service Standards
  221. How to find us
  222. Contact us
  223. Freedom of Information Act
  224. Complaints about the College
  225. News & events
  226. News
  227. Features
  228. Webinars
  229. Upcoming events
  230. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  231. Regional Question Times
  232. Past Regional Question Times
  233. RCVS Day
  234. RCVS Day 2011
  235. Information for MPs
  236. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  237. Contact the press office
  238. Registration
  239. About the RCVS Register
  240. About the VN Register
  241. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  242. Royal Charter FAQ
  243. Check the Register
  244. Registration categories
  245. Who can register?
  246. How to register
  247. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  248. EU graduates
  249. Belgium
  250. Bulgaria
  251. Croatia
  252. Czech Republic
  253. Estonia
  254. Greece
  255. Hungary
  256. Italy
  257. Latvia
  258. Lithuania
  259. Poland
  260. Portugal
  261. Romania
  262. Slovakia
  263. Slovenia
  264. Spain
  265. US/Canadian graduates
  266. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  267. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  268. Graduates of other countries
  269. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  270. Registration dates
  271. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  272. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  273. Completing your annual renewal
  274. Veterinary surgeons
  275. Frequently Asked Questions
  276. Change of category fees
  277. Veterinary nurses
  278. Frequently Asked Questions
  279. Amending your registration
  280. Amending your Register category for vets
  281. Amending your registration for VNs
  282. Voluntary removal and restoration
  283. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  284. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  285. Letters of good standing
  286. Replacement Membership Certificates
  287. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  288. Frequently Asked Questions
  289. Statutory Membership Exam
  290. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  291. Statutory examination information
  292. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  293. Past papers
  294. Examiners' reports
  295. Timings and venues
  296. Applications for entry
  297. Registration and working in the UK
  298. Good professional standing
  299. VN pre-registration examinations
  300. Practical examinations
  301. Examination results
  302. Contact the Registration Department
  303. Registration categories
  304. Find a Vet practice staff
  305. Advice & guidance
  306. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  307. Supporting guidance
  308. Code of Professional Conduct app
  309. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  310. Riding Establishments
  311. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  312. Contact us
  313. Education
  314. I want to be a vet
  315. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  316. VN training
  317. Approved Training Practices
  318. Other animal careers
  319. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  320. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  321. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  322. Professional Development Record for vets
  323. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  324. Professional Development Record for VNs
  325. CPD Champions blog
  326. How to do CPD on a budget
  327. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  328. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  329. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  330. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  331. Professional Development Record
  332. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  333. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  334. Enrolment
  335. Module subjects
  336. Designated certificates
  337. Synoptic assessment
  338. Accredited university contact details
  339. Information for universities
  340. Frequently asked questions
  341. Certificates pre-2012
  342. Diplomas
  343. European Diplomas
  344. Fellowships
  345. Advanced Practitioner status
  346. Specialist status
  347. RCVS List of Specialists
  348. Approving veterinary degrees
  349. Visitations
  350. Accreditation Standards
  351. RCVS visitors
  352. Approved degrees
  353. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  354. Career development
  355. Pathology
  356. Research
  357. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  358. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  359. Contact the Education Department
  360. Concerns
  361. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  362. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary nurse
  363. A concern has been raised about me
  364. Information for veterinary surgeons
  365. How we assess and investigate concerns
  366. How we make decisions
  367. Our terms explained
  368. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  369. How we assess and investigate concerns
  370. How we make decisions
  371. Our terms explained
  372. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  373. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  374. Practice Standards
  375. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  376. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  377. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  378. Who runs the Scheme?
  379. Meet the PSS Assessors
  380. David Ashcroft
  381. Cees Bennett
  382. Helen Boast
  383. Richard Bragg
  384. Richard Byrne
  385. Alwyn Evans
  386. Ean Garner-Richardson
  387. Nikki Gaut
  388. Richard Killen
  389. Stuart King
  390. Anne Lawson
  391. Bob Lehner
  392. Judith Morris
  393. Pam Mosedale
  394. Emma Robinson
  395. Samantha Scully
  396. Nick Stuart
  397. Dudley Watson
  398. Malcolm Whitehead
  399. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  400. BAVECC
  401. BEVA
  402. BCVA
  403. BSAVA
  404. BVA
  405. BVHA
  406. BVNA
  407. RCVS - RCVS Council
  408. SPVS
  409. RCVS - VN Council
  410. VPMA
  411. Lay member
  412. Meet the PSS Team
  413. Eleanor Ferguson
  414. Anthony Roberts
  415. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  416. Ben Jones
  417. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  418. Apply for accreditation
  419. Accreditation overview
  420. Accreditation process
  421. How to apply for accreditation
  422. Apply for awards
  423. Awards overview
  424. Award accreditation process
  425. How to apply for awards
  426. Promoting your accredited practice
  427. Guidelines on advertising
  428. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  429. Information for existing members
  430. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  431. Response to final stage consultation
  432. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  433. Coordinating the assessor team
  434. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  435. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  436. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  437. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  438. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  439. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  440. Inspectors’ top tip
  441. On the up
  442. Promoting your accreditation
  443. Who runs the Scheme?
  444. Updated manual
  445. Meet the Team
  446. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  447. Review news
  448. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  449. New Year, new CPD
  450. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  451. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  452. Talk in York
  453. How did we do?
  454. Meet the Team
  455. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  456. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  457. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  458. Who’s inspecting you?
  459. Going digital
  460. Autumn congress round up
  461. Code app now available
  462. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  463. Meet the Team
  464. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  465. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  466. Wear your badge with pride!
  467. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  468. CPD records online yet?
  469. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  470. Overseas, over here?
  471. Who’s inspecting you?
  472. Surgeries available in Durham
  473. We are listening…
  474. Meet the Team
  475. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  476. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  477. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  478. New Year, new CPD records!
  479. PSS made easy
  480. Lost in a good book?
  481. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  482. Surgeries available in Oxford
  483. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  484. Management menu at VPMA
  485. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  486. Performance Protocol – have your say
  487. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  488. Free Library trial
  489. VN Trustee sought
  490. Inspector's top tip
  491. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  492. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  493. Be prepared!
  494. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  495. Publications
  496. Our publications explained
  497. How to order a publication
  498. RCVS News
  499. Contact
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