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