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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
  9. Council Members
  10. Role of Council Members
  11. Council meetings
  12. 15 June 2017
  13. 2 March 2017
  14. 10 November 2016
  15. 2 June 2016
  16. 3 March 2016
  17. 5 November 2015
  18. 5 June 2015
  19. 5 March 2015
  20. 6 November 2014
  21. 5 June 2014
  22. 6 March 2014
  23. 7 November 2013
  24. 12 September 2013
  25. 5 July 2013
  26. 6 June 2013
  27. 5 June 2013
  28. 7 March 2013
  29. 1 November 2012
  30. 6 July 2012
  31. 7 June 2012
  32. 1 March 2012
  33. 3 November 2011
  34. 2 June 2011
  35. 3 March 2011
  36. 4 November 2010
  37. 3 June 2010
  38. 4 March 2010
  39. 5 November 2009
  40. 4 June 2009
  41. 5 March 2009
  42. 6 November 2008
  43. Draft PSS Modules (June 2015)
  44. Council elections
  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. 2 May 2017
  55. 31 January 2017
  56. 4 October 2016
  57. 3 May 2016
  58. 2 February 2016
  59. 8 October 2015
  60. 5 May 2015
  61. 3 February 2015
  62. 7 October 2014
  63. 6 May 2014
  64. 4 February 2014
  65. 8 October 2013
  66. 7 May 2013
  67. 5 February 2013
  68. 9 October 2012
  69. 8 May 2012
  70. 7 February 2012
  71. 11 October 2011
  72. 10 May 2011
  73. 8 February 2011
  74. 12 October 2010
  75. 11 May 2010
  76. 9 February 2010
  77. 13 October 2009
  78. 12 May 2009
  79. 10 February 2009
  80. 14 October 2008
  81. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  82. VN Council elections
  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. May 2017
  121. February 2017
  122. 5 October 2016
  123. 4 May 2016
  124. 3 February 2016
  125. 7 October 2015
  126. 6 May 2015
  127. 4 February 2015
  128. 8 October 2014
  129. 7 May 2014
  130. 5 February 2014
  131. 9 October 2013
  132. 8 May 2013
  133. 6 February 2013
  134. 10 October 2012
  135. 9 May 2012
  136. 8 February 2012
  137. 12 October 2011
  138. 10 May 2011
  139. 9 February 2011
  140. 13 October 2010
  141. 12 May 2010
  142. 10 February 2010
  143. 15 October 2009
  144. 13 May 2009
  145. 11 February 2009
  146. 15 October 2008
  147. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  148. John Anderson
  149. Andrew Ash
  150. Stuart Hill
  151. Penny Howe
  152. Harvey Locke
  153. Jeremy Mantell
  154. Bill Reilly
  155. Timothy Skelton
  156. Adrian Ward
  157. PIC Lay Observers
  158. Mr David Harding BVM&S MRCVS
  159. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  160. Sarah Bedwell
  161. Dr Arun Midha
  162. Suzanne May
  163. Susan Macaldowie
  164. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  165. Science Advisory Panel
  166. 28 January 2014
  167. Dr Tim Nuttall
  168. Standards Committee
  169. 27 April 2016
  170. 27 January 2016
  171. 30 September 2015
  172. 29 April 2015
  173. 28 January 2015
  174. 30 September 2014
  175. 1 May 2014
  176. 23 January 2014
  177. 24 September 2013
  178. 30 April 2013
  179. 29 January 2013
  180. 25 September 2012
  181. 10 April 2012
  182. 24 January 2012
  183. 27 September 2011
  184. 12 April 2011
  185. 25 January 2011
  186. 28 September 2010
  187. 20 April 2010
  188. 26 January 2010
  189. 10 September 2009
  190. 21 April 2009
  191. 20 January 2009
  192. 25 September 2008
  193. 25 January 2017
  194. 28 September 2016
  195. Ethics Review Panel
  196. Paper classification: some definitions
  197. Former Committees
  198. Planning and Resources Committee
  199. Public Affairs Committee
  200. Senior staff
  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. Review of Schedule 3
  224. Royal Charter and legislation
  225. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  226. Government legislation
  227. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  228. RCVS Honours
  229. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  230. Fees
  231. How to pay
  232. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  233. Work for us
  234. Our service promise
  235. Service Standards
  236. How to find us
  237. Contact us
  238. Freedom of Information Act
  239. Complaints about the College
  240. News & events
  241. News
  242. Features
  243. Webinars
  244. Upcoming events
  245. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  246. Brexit
  247. Brexit Principles
  248. Regional Question Times
  249. Past Regional Question Times
  250. Royal College Day
  251. RCVS Day 2011
  252. Information for MPs
  253. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  254. Contact the press office
  255. Registration
  256. About the RCVS Register
  257. Frequently asked questions on the impact of the EU Referendum
  258. About the VN Register
  259. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  260. Royal Charter FAQ
  261. Check the Register
  262. Registration categories
  263. Who can register?
  264. How to register
  265. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  266. EU graduates
  267. Belgium
  268. Bulgaria
  269. Croatia
  270. Czech Republic
  271. Estonia
  272. Hungary
  273. Italy
  274. Latvia
  275. Lithuania
  276. Poland
  277. Romania
  278. Slovakia
  279. Slovenia
  280. US/Canadian graduates
  281. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  282. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  283. Qualifications not recognised by RCVS
  284. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  285. Registration dates
  286. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  287. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  288. Completing your annual renewal
  289. Veterinary surgeons
  290. Frequently Asked Questions
  291. Change of category fees
  292. Veterinary nurses
  293. Frequently Asked Questions
  294. Amending your registration
  295. Amending your Register category for vets
  296. Amending your registration for VNs
  297. Voluntary removal and restoration
  298. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  299. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  300. Letters of good standing
  301. Replacement Membership Certificates
  302. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  303. Frequently Asked Questions
  304. Statutory Membership Exam
  305. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  306. Statutory examination information
  307. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  308. Past papers
  309. Examiners' reports
  310. Timings and venues
  311. Applications for entry
  312. Registration and working in the UK
  313. Good professional standing
  314. VN pre-registration examinations
  315. Practical examinations
  316. Examination results
  317. Contact the Registration Department
  318. Find a Vet practice staff
  319. Advice & guidance
  320. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  321. Supporting guidance
  322. Code of Professional Conduct app
  323. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  324. Riding Establishments
  325. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  326. Contact us
  327. Education
  328. I want to be a vet
  329. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  330. Training routes
  331. Approved Training Practices
  332. VN training
  333. Veterinary nursing students
  334. Enrolling as a student
  335. Frequently asked questions
  336. Other animal careers
  337. Lifelong learning for veterinary surgeons
  338. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  339. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  340. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  341. Enrolment
  342. Module subjects
  343. Designated certificates
  344. Synoptic assessment
  345. Accredited university contact details
  346. Information for universities
  347. Frequently asked questions
  348. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  349. Professional Development Record for vets
  350. Diplomas
  351. Pathology
  352. Research
  353. Advanced Practitioner status
  354. Specialist status
  355. RCVS List of Specialists
  356. RCVS Fellowship
  357. Fellows' profiles
  358. Professor Agnes Winter
  359. Dr Christopher Little
  360. Lifelong learning for veterinary nurses
  361. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  362. Professional Development Record for VNs
  363. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  364. Career development for veterinary nurses
  365. Accrediting primary qualifications
  366. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  367. Accreditation Standards
  368. Visitations
  369. RCVS visitors
  370. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  371. Approved degrees
  372. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  373. CPD Champions blog
  374. Learning from reflection
  375. How to do CPD on a budget
  376. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  377. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  378. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  379. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  380. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  381. Contact the Education Department
  382. Concerns
  383. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  384. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  385. What you need to know first
  386. Tell us about your concern
  387. How we assess and investigate concerns
  388. How we make decisions
  389. Our terms explained
  390. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  391. What you need to know first
  392. Tell us about your concern
  393. How we assess and investigate concerns
  394. How we make decisions
  395. Our terms explained
  396. Confidential Reporting Line
  397. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  398. A concern has been raised about me
  399. Information for veterinary surgeons
  400. How we assess and investigate concerns
  401. How we make decisions
  402. Our terms explained
  403. Information for veterinary nurses
  404. How we assess and investigate concerns
  405. How we make decisions
  406. Our terms explained
  407. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  408. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  409. Practice Standards
  410. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  411. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  412. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  413. Who runs the Scheme?
  414. Meet the PSS Assessors
  415. David Ashcroft
  416. Cees Bennett
  417. Helen Boast
  418. Richard Bragg
  419. Richard Byrne
  420. Alwyn Evans
  421. Ean Garner-Richardson
  422. Nikki Gaut
  423. Mary Glassbrook
  424. Richard Killen
  425. Stuart King
  426. Anne Lawson
  427. Bob Lehner
  428. Judith Morris
  429. Pam Mosedale
  430. Emma Robinson
  431. Samantha Scully
  432. Sally Stockton
  433. Nick Stuart
  434. Dudley Watson
  435. Malcolm Whitehead
  436. Charles Thursby-Pelham
  437. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  438. BAVECC
  439. BEVA
  440. BCVA
  441. BSAVA
  442. BVA
  443. BVHA
  444. BVNA
  445. RCVS - RCVS Council
  446. SPVS
  447. RCVS - VN Council
  448. VPMA
  449. Lay member
  450. BCVA
  451. Meet the PSS Team
  452. Eleanor Ferguson
  453. Gemma Kingswell
  454. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  455. Ben Jones
  456. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  457. Laurence Clegg
  458. Apply for accreditation
  459. Accreditation overview
  460. Accreditation process
  461. How to apply for accreditation
  462. Apply for awards
  463. Awards overview
  464. Award accreditation process
  465. How to apply for awards
  466. Promoting your accredited practice
  467. Guidelines on advertising
  468. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  469. Information for existing members
  470. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  471. Response to final stage consultation
  472. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  473. Coordinating the assessor team
  474. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  475. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  476. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  477. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  478. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  479. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  480. Inspectors’ top tip
  481. On the up
  482. Promoting your accreditation
  483. Who runs the Scheme?
  484. Updated manual
  485. Meet the Team
  486. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  487. Review news
  488. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  489. New Year, new CPD
  490. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  491. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  492. Talk in York
  493. How did we do?
  494. Meet the Team
  495. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  496. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  497. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  498. Going digital
  499. Autumn congress round up
  500. Code app now available
  501. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  502. Meet the Team
  503. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  504. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  505. Wear your badge with pride!
  506. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  507. CPD records online yet?
  508. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  509. Overseas, over here?
  510. Who’s inspecting you?
  511. Surgeries available in Durham
  512. Meet the Team
  513. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  514. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  515. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  516. New Year, new CPD records!
  517. PSS made easy
  518. Lost in a good book?
  519. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  520. Surgeries available in Oxford
  521. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  522. Management menu at VPMA
  523. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  524. Performance Protocol – have your say
  525. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  526. Free Library trial
  527. VN Trustee sought
  528. Inspector's top tip
  529. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  530. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  531. Be prepared!
  532. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
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