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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
  140. Andrew Ash
  141. Stuart Hill
  142. Penny Howe
  143. Harvey Locke
  144. Jeremy Mantell
  145. Bill Reilly
  146. Timothy Skelton
  147. Adrian Ward
  148. PIC Lay Observers
  149. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  150. Sarah Bedwell
  151. Dr Arun Midha
  152. Suzanne May
  153. Susan Macaldowie
  154. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  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. RCVS Honours
  193. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  194. Consultations
  195. Our consultations
  196. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  197. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  198. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  199. Review of the Day One Competences
  200. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  201. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  202. Draft Performance Protocol
  203. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  204. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  205. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  206. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  207. Draft Health Protocol
  208. VSA review 2009
  209. EMS review 2009
  210. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  211. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  212. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  213. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  214. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  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. Frequently asked questions on the impact of the EU Referendum
  241. About the VN Register
  242. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  243. Royal Charter FAQ
  244. Check the Register
  245. Registration categories
  246. Who can register?
  247. How to register
  248. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  249. EU graduates
  250. Belgium
  251. Bulgaria
  252. Croatia
  253. Czech Republic
  254. Estonia
  255. Greece
  256. Hungary
  257. Italy
  258. Latvia
  259. Lithuania
  260. Poland
  261. Portugal
  262. Romania
  263. Slovakia
  264. Slovenia
  265. Spain
  266. US/Canadian graduates
  267. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  268. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  269. Graduates of other countries
  270. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  271. Registration dates
  272. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  273. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  274. Completing your annual renewal
  275. Veterinary surgeons
  276. Frequently Asked Questions
  277. Change of category fees
  278. Veterinary nurses
  279. Frequently Asked Questions
  280. Amending your registration
  281. Amending your Register category for vets
  282. Amending your registration for VNs
  283. Voluntary removal and restoration
  284. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  285. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  286. Letters of good standing
  287. Replacement Membership Certificates
  288. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  289. Frequently Asked Questions
  290. Statutory Membership Exam
  291. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  292. Statutory examination information
  293. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  294. Past papers
  295. Examiners' reports
  296. Timings and venues
  297. Applications for entry
  298. Registration and working in the UK
  299. Good professional standing
  300. VN pre-registration examinations
  301. Practical examinations
  302. Examination results
  303. Contact the Registration Department
  304. Registration categories
  305. Find a Vet practice staff
  306. Advice & guidance
  307. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  308. Supporting guidance
  309. Code of Professional Conduct app
  310. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  311. Riding Establishments
  312. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  313. Contact us
  314. Education
  315. I want to be a vet
  316. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  317. VN training
  318. Approved Training Practices
  319. Other animal careers
  320. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  321. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  322. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  323. Professional Development Record for vets
  324. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  325. Professional Development Record for VNs
  326. CPD Champions blog
  327. How to do CPD on a budget
  328. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  329. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  330. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  331. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  332. Professional Development Record
  333. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  334. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  335. Enrolment
  336. Module subjects
  337. Designated certificates
  338. Synoptic assessment
  339. Accredited university contact details
  340. Information for universities
  341. Frequently asked questions
  342. Certificates pre-2012
  343. Diplomas
  344. European Diplomas
  345. Fellowships
  346. Advanced Practitioner status
  347. Specialist status
  348. RCVS List of Specialists
  349. Approving veterinary degrees
  350. Visitations
  351. Accreditation Standards
  352. RCVS visitors
  353. Approved degrees
  354. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  355. Career development
  356. Pathology
  357. Research
  358. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  359. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  360. Contact the Education Department
  361. Concerns
  362. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  363. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  364. What you need to know first
  365. Tell us about your concern
  366. How we assess and investigate concerns
  367. How we make decisions
  368. Our terms explained
  369. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  370. What you need to know first
  371. Tell us about your concern
  372. How we assess and investigate concerns
  373. How we make decisions
  374. Our terms explained
  375. Confidential Reporting Line trial
  376. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  377. A concern has been raised about me
  378. Information for veterinary surgeons
  379. How we assess and investigate concerns
  380. How we make decisions
  381. Our terms explained
  382. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  383. How we assess and investigate concerns
  384. How we make decisions
  385. Our terms explained
  386. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  387. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  388. Practice Standards
  389. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  390. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  391. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  392. Who runs the Scheme?
  393. Meet the PSS Assessors
  394. David Ashcroft
  395. Cees Bennett
  396. Helen Boast
  397. Richard Bragg
  398. Richard Byrne
  399. Alwyn Evans
  400. Ean Garner-Richardson
  401. Nikki Gaut
  402. Richard Killen
  403. Stuart King
  404. Anne Lawson
  405. Bob Lehner
  406. Judith Morris
  407. Pam Mosedale
  408. Emma Robinson
  409. Samantha Scully
  410. Nick Stuart
  411. Dudley Watson
  412. Malcolm Whitehead
  413. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  414. BAVECC
  415. BEVA
  416. BCVA
  417. BSAVA
  418. BVA
  419. BVHA
  420. BVNA
  421. RCVS - RCVS Council
  422. SPVS
  423. RCVS - VN Council
  424. VPMA
  425. Lay member
  426. Meet the PSS Team
  427. Eleanor Ferguson
  428. Anthony Roberts
  429. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  430. Ben Jones
  431. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  432. Apply for accreditation
  433. Accreditation overview
  434. Accreditation process
  435. How to apply for accreditation
  436. Apply for awards
  437. Awards overview
  438. Award accreditation process
  439. How to apply for awards
  440. Promoting your accredited practice
  441. Guidelines on advertising
  442. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  443. Information for existing members
  444. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  445. Response to final stage consultation
  446. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  447. Coordinating the assessor team
  448. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  449. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  450. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  451. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  452. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  453. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  454. Inspectors’ top tip
  455. On the up
  456. Promoting your accreditation
  457. Who runs the Scheme?
  458. Updated manual
  459. Meet the Team
  460. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  461. Review news
  462. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  463. New Year, new CPD
  464. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  465. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  466. Talk in York
  467. How did we do?
  468. Meet the Team
  469. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  470. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  471. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  472. Going digital
  473. Autumn congress round up
  474. Code app now available
  475. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  476. Meet the Team
  477. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  478. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  479. Wear your badge with pride!
  480. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  481. CPD records online yet?
  482. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  483. Overseas, over here?
  484. Who’s inspecting you?
  485. Surgeries available in Durham
  486. Meet the Team
  487. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  488. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  489. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  490. New Year, new CPD records!
  491. PSS made easy
  492. Lost in a good book?
  493. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  494. Surgeries available in Oxford
  495. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  496. Management menu at VPMA
  497. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  498. Performance Protocol – have your say
  499. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  500. Free Library trial
  501. VN Trustee sought
  502. Inspector's top tip
  503. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  504. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  505. Be prepared!
  506. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  507. Publications
  508. Our publications explained
  509. How to order a publication
  510. RCVS News
  511. Contact
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