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  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. 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. RCVS Honours
  202. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  203. Royal Charter and legislation
  204. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  205. Government legislation
  206. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  207. Consultations
  208. Our consultations
  209. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  210. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  211. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  212. Review of the Day One Competences
  213. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  214. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  215. Draft Performance Protocol
  216. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  217. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  218. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  219. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  220. Draft Health Protocol
  221. VSA review 2009
  222. EMS review 2009
  223. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  224. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  225. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  226. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  227. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  228. RCVS review of the use of telemedicine within veterinary practice
  229. Review of Schedule 3
  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
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  243. Webinars
  244. Upcoming events
  245. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  246. Innovation Symposium
  247. Provisional programme
  248. Enter our innovation competition!
  249. Brexit
  250. Brexit Principles
  251. Regional Question Times
  252. Past Regional Question Times
  253. Royal College Day
  254. RCVS Day 2011
  255. Information for MPs
  256. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  257. Contact the press office
  258. Registration
  259. About the RCVS Register
  260. Frequently asked questions on the impact of the EU Referendum
  261. About the VN Register
  262. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  263. Royal Charter FAQ
  264. Check the Register
  265. Registration categories
  266. Who can register?
  267. How to register
  268. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  269. EU graduates
  270. Belgium
  271. Bulgaria
  272. Croatia
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  275. Hungary
  276. Italy
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  282. Slovenia
  283. US/Canadian graduates
  284. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  285. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  286. Qualifications not recognised by RCVS
  287. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  288. Registration dates
  289. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  290. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  291. Completing your annual renewal
  292. Veterinary surgeons
  293. Frequently Asked Questions
  294. Change of category fees
  295. Veterinary nurses
  296. Frequently Asked Questions
  297. Amending your registration
  298. Amending your Register category for vets
  299. Amending your registration for VNs
  300. Voluntary removal and restoration
  301. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  302. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  303. Letters of good standing
  304. Replacement Membership Certificates
  305. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  306. Frequently Asked Questions
  307. Statutory Membership Exam
  308. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  309. Statutory examination information
  310. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  311. Past papers
  312. Examiners' reports
  313. Timings and venues
  314. Applications for entry
  315. Registration and working in the UK
  316. Good professional standing
  317. VN pre-registration examinations
  318. Practical examinations
  319. Examination results
  320. Contact the Registration Department
  321. Find a Vet practice staff
  322. Advice & guidance
  323. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  324. Supporting guidance
  325. Code of Professional Conduct app
  326. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  327. Riding Establishments
  328. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  329. Contact us
  330. Education
  331. I want to be a vet
  332. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  333. Training routes
  334. Approved Training Practices
  335. VN training
  336. Veterinary nursing students
  337. Enrolling as a student
  338. Frequently asked questions
  339. Other animal careers
  340. Lifelong learning for veterinary surgeons
  341. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  342. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  343. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  344. Enrolment
  345. Module subjects
  346. Designated certificates
  347. Synoptic assessment
  348. Accredited university contact details
  349. Information for universities
  350. Frequently asked questions
  351. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  352. Professional Development Record for vets
  353. Diplomas
  354. Pathology
  355. Research
  356. Advanced Practitioner status
  357. Specialist status
  358. RCVS List of Specialists
  359. RCVS Fellowship
  360. Fellows' profiles
  361. Professor Agnes Winter
  362. Dr Christopher Little
  363. Lifelong learning for veterinary nurses
  364. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  365. Professional Development Record for VNs
  366. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  367. Career development for veterinary nurses
  368. Accrediting primary qualifications
  369. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  370. Accreditation Standards
  371. Visitations
  372. RCVS visitors
  373. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  374. Approved degrees
  375. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  376. CPD Champions blog
  377. Learning from reflection
  378. How to do CPD on a budget
  379. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  380. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  381. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  382. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  383. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  384. Contact the Education Department
  385. Concerns
  386. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  387. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  388. What you need to know first
  389. Tell us about your concern
  390. How we assess and investigate concerns
  391. How we make decisions
  392. Our terms explained
  393. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  394. What you need to know first
  395. Tell us about your concern
  396. How we assess and investigate concerns
  397. How we make decisions
  398. Our terms explained
  399. Confidential Reporting Line
  400. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  401. A concern has been raised about me
  402. Information for veterinary surgeons
  403. How we assess and investigate concerns
  404. How we make decisions
  405. Our terms explained
  406. Information for veterinary nurses
  407. How we assess and investigate concerns
  408. How we make decisions
  409. Our terms explained
  410. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  411. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  412. Practice Standards
  413. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  414. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  415. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  416. Who runs the Scheme?
  417. Meet the PSS Assessors
  418. David Ashcroft
  419. Cees Bennett
  420. Helen Boast
  421. Richard Bragg
  422. Richard Byrne
  423. Alwyn Evans
  424. Ean Garner-Richardson
  425. Nikki Gaut
  426. Mary Glassbrook
  427. Richard Killen
  428. Stuart King
  429. Anne Lawson
  430. Bob Lehner
  431. Judith Morris
  432. Pam Mosedale
  433. Emma Robinson
  434. Samantha Scully
  435. Sally Stockton
  436. Nick Stuart
  437. Dudley Watson
  438. Malcolm Whitehead
  439. Charles Thursby-Pelham
  440. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  441. BAVECC
  442. BEVA
  443. BCVA
  444. BSAVA
  445. BVA
  446. BVHA
  447. BVNA
  448. RCVS - RCVS Council
  449. SPVS
  450. RCVS - VN Council
  451. VPMA
  452. Lay member
  453. BCVA
  454. Meet the PSS Team
  455. Eleanor Ferguson
  456. Gemma Kingswell
  457. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  458. Ben Jones
  459. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  460. Laurence Clegg
  461. Lisa Grannell
  462. Apply for accreditation
  463. Accreditation overview
  464. Accreditation process
  465. How to apply for accreditation
  466. Apply for awards
  467. Awards overview
  468. Award accreditation process
  469. How to apply for awards
  470. Promoting your accredited practice
  471. Guidelines on advertising
  472. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  473. Information for existing members
  474. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  475. Response to final stage consultation
  476. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  477. Coordinating the assessor team
  478. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  479. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  480. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  481. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  482. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  483. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  484. Inspectors’ top tip
  485. On the up
  486. Promoting your accreditation
  487. Who runs the Scheme?
  488. Updated manual
  489. Meet the Team
  490. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  491. Review news
  492. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  493. New Year, new CPD
  494. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  495. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  496. Talk in York
  497. How did we do?
  498. Meet the Team
  499. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  500. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  501. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  502. Going digital
  503. Autumn congress round up
  504. Code app now available
  505. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  506. Meet the Team
  507. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  508. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  509. Wear your badge with pride!
  510. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  511. CPD records online yet?
  512. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  513. Overseas, over here?
  514. Who’s inspecting you?
  515. Surgeries available in Durham
  516. Meet the Team
  517. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  518. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  519. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  520. New Year, new CPD records!
  521. PSS made easy
  522. Lost in a good book?
  523. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  524. Surgeries available in Oxford
  525. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  526. Management menu at VPMA
  527. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  528. Performance Protocol – have your say
  529. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  530. Free Library trial
  531. VN Trustee sought
  532. Inspector's top tip
  533. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  534. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  535. Be prepared!
  536. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  537. Publications
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