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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. 5 November 2015
  14. 5 June 2015
  15. 5 March 2015
  16. 6 November 2014
  17. 5 June 2014
  18. 6 March 2014
  19. 7 November 2013
  20. 12 September 2013
  21. 5 July 2013
  22. 6 June 2013
  23. 5 June 2013
  24. 7 March 2013
  25. 1 November 2012
  26. 6 July 2012
  27. 7 June 2012
  28. 1 March 2012
  29. 3 November 2011
  30. 2 June 2011
  31. 3 March 2011
  32. 4 November 2010
  33. 3 June 2010
  34. 4 March 2010
  35. 5 November 2009
  36. 4 June 2009
  37. 5 March 2009
  38. 6 November 2008
  39. Draft PSS Modules (June 2015)
  40. Council elections
  41. Nominations 2016
  42. Previous election results
  43. Past-Presidents
  44. Operational Board
  45. Gordon Hockey
  46. Nick Stace
  47. Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
  48. VN Council
  49. VN Council meetings
  50. 2 February 2016
  51. 8 October 2015
  52. 5 May 2015
  53. 3 February 2015
  54. 7 October 2014
  55. 6 May 2014
  56. 4 February 2014
  57. 8 October 2013
  58. 7 May 2013
  59. 5 February 2013
  60. 9 October 2012
  61. 8 May 2012
  62. 7 February 2012
  63. 11 October 2011
  64. 10 May 2011
  65. 8 February 2011
  66. 12 October 2010
  67. 11 May 2010
  68. 9 February 2010
  69. 13 October 2009
  70. 12 May 2009
  71. 10 February 2009
  72. 14 October 2008
  73. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  74. VN Council elections
  75. Nominations 2016
  76. Previous results
  77. VN Golden Jubilee Award
  78. RCVS Committees
  79. Audit and Risk Committee
  80. 16 October 2014
  81. 25 April 2014
  82. 30 January 2014
  83. 2 May 2013
  84. 1 March 2013
  85. 30 November 2012
  86. 17 October 2012
  87. Elizabeth Butler
  88. David Hughes
  89. Judith Rutherford
  90. Disciplinary Committee
  91. Ian Arundale
  92. Alistair Barr
  93. Hazel Bentall
  94. Nick Blayney
  95. Beverley Cottrell
  96. Jane Downes
  97. Helga Drummond
  98. Stuart Drummond
  99. Catherine Goldie
  100. Ian Green
  101. Joanna Grice
  102. Charles Gruchy
  103. Cerys Jones
  104. Chitra Karve
  105. Austin Kirwan
  106. Mehmuda Mian
  107. Judith Way
  108. Margaret Stoddart
  109. Judith Webb
  110. Martin Whiting
  111. VN Disciplinary Committee
  112. Education Committee
  113. 3 February 2016
  114. 7 October 2015
  115. 6 May 2015
  116. 4 February 2015
  117. 8 October 2014
  118. 7 May 2014
  119. 5 February 2014
  120. 9 October 2013
  121. 8 May 2013
  122. 6 February 2013
  123. 10 October 2012
  124. 9 May 2012
  125. 8 February 2012
  126. 12 October 2011
  127. 10 May 2011
  128. 9 February 2011
  129. 13 October 2010
  130. 12 May 2010
  131. 10 February 2010
  132. 15 October 2009
  133. 13 May 2009
  134. 11 February 2009
  135. 15 October 2008
  136. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  137. John Anderson MBE
  138. Andrew Ash
  139. Stuart Hill
  140. Penny Howe
  141. Harvey Locke
  142. Jeremy Mantell
  143. Sarah Pond
  144. Bill Reilly
  145. Adrian Ward
  146. PIC Lay Observers
  147. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  148. Sarah Bedwell
  149. Jenny Thompson RVN
  150. Dr Arun Midha
  151. Suzanne May
  152. Susan Macaldowie
  153. Science Advisory Panel
  154. 28 January 2014
  155. Dr Tim Nuttall
  156. Standards Committee
  157. 27 January 2016
  158. 30 September 2015
  159. 29 April 2015
  160. 28 January 2015
  161. 30 September 2014
  162. 1 May 2014
  163. 23 January 2014
  164. 24 September 2013
  165. 30 April 2013
  166. 29 January 2013
  167. 25 September 2012
  168. 10 April 2012
  169. 24 January 2012
  170. 27 September 2011
  171. 12 April 2011
  172. 25 January 2011
  173. 28 September 2010
  174. 20 April 2010
  175. 26 January 2010
  176. 10 September 2009
  177. 21 April 2009
  178. 20 January 2009
  179. 25 September 2008
  180. Paper classification: some definitions
  181. Former Committees
  182. Planning and Resources Committee
  183. Public Affairs Committee
  184. Senior staff
  185. Royal Charter and legislation
  186. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  187. Government legislation
  188. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  189. Consultations
  190. Our consultations
  191. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  192. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  193. Review of the Day One Competences
  194. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  195. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  196. Draft Performance Protocol
  197. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  198. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  199. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  200. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  201. Draft Health Protocol
  202. VSA review 2009
  203. EMS review 2009
  204. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  205. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  206. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  207. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  208. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  209. RCVS Honours
  210. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  211. Fees
  212. How to pay
  213. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  214. Work for us
  215. Our service promise
  216. Service Standards
  217. How to find us
  218. Contact us
  219. Freedom of Information Act
  220. Complaints about the College
  221. News & events
  222. News
  223. Features
  224. Webinars
  225. Upcoming events
  226. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  227. Regional Question Times
  228. RCVS Day
  229. RCVS Day 2011
  230. Information for MPs
  231. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  232. Contact the press office
  233. Registration
  234. About the RCVS Register
  235. About the VN Register
  236. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  237. Royal Charter FAQ
  238. Check the Register
  239. Registration categories
  240. Who can register?
  241. How to register
  242. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  243. EU graduates
  244. Belgium
  245. Bulgaria
  246. Croatia
  247. Czech Republic
  248. Estonia
  249. Greece
  250. Hungary
  251. Italy
  252. Latvia
  253. Lithuania
  254. Poland
  255. Portugal
  256. Romania
  257. Slovakia
  258. Slovenia
  259. Spain
  260. US/Canadian graduates
  261. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  262. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  263. Graduates of other countries
  264. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  265. Registration dates
  266. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  267. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  268. Completing your annual renewal
  269. Veterinary surgeons
  270. Frequently Asked Questions
  271. Change of category fees
  272. Veterinary nurses
  273. Frequently Asked Questions
  274. Amending your registration
  275. Amending your Register category for vets
  276. Amending your registration for VNs
  277. Voluntary removal and restoration
  278. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  279. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  280. Letters of good standing
  281. Replacement Membership Certificates
  282. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  283. Frequently Asked Questions
  284. Statutory Membership Exam
  285. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  286. Statutory examination information
  287. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  288. Past papers
  289. Examiners' reports
  290. Timings and venues
  291. Applications for entry
  292. Registration and working in the UK
  293. Good professional standing
  294. VN pre-registration examinations
  295. Practical examinations
  296. OSCE stations
  297. Examination results
  298. Contact the Registration Department
  299. Advice & guidance
  300. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  301. Supporting guidance
  302. Code of Professional Conduct app
  303. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  304. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  305. Contact us
  306. Education
  307. I want to be a vet
  308. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  309. VN training
  310. Approved Training Practices
  311. Other animal careers
  312. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  313. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  314. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  315. Professional Development Record for vets
  316. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  317. Professional Development Record for VNs
  318. Professional Development Record
  319. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  320. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  321. Enrolment
  322. Module subjects
  323. Designated certificates
  324. Synoptic assessment
  325. Accredited university contact details
  326. Information for universities
  327. Frequently asked questions
  328. Certificates pre-2012
  329. Diplomas
  330. European Diplomas
  331. Fellowships
  332. Advanced Practitioner status
  333. Specialist status
  334. RCVS List of Specialists
  335. Approving veterinary degrees
  336. Visitations
  337. Accreditation Standards
  338. RCVS visitors
  339. Approved degrees
  340. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  341. Career development
  342. Pathology
  343. Research
  344. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  345. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  346. Contact the Education Department
  347. Concerns
  348. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  349. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary nurse
  350. A concern has been raised about me
  351. Information for veterinary surgeons
  352. How we assess and investigate concerns
  353. How we make decisions
  354. Our terms explained
  355. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  356. How we assess and investigate concerns
  357. How we make decisions
  358. Our terms explained
  359. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  360. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  361. Contact
  362. Practice Standards
  363. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  364. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  365. Countdown to the launch of the new Scheme!
  366. Who runs the Scheme?
  367. Meet the PSS Assessors
  368. David Ashcroft
  369. Cees Bennett
  370. Helen Boast
  371. Richard Bragg
  372. Richard Byrne
  373. Alwyn Evans
  374. Ean Garner-Richardson
  375. Nikki Gaut
  376. Richard Killen
  377. Stuart King
  378. Anne Lawson
  379. Bob Lehner
  380. Judith Morris
  381. Pam Mosedale
  382. Emma Robinson
  383. Samantha Scully
  384. Nick Stuart
  385. Dudley Watson
  386. Malcolm Whitehead
  387. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  388. BAVECC
  389. BEVA
  390. BCVA
  391. BSAVA
  392. BVA
  393. BVHA
  394. BVNA
  395. RCVS - RCVS Council
  396. SPVS
  397. RCVS - VN Council
  398. VPMA
  399. Lay member
  400. Meet the PSS Team
  401. Eleanor Ferguson
  402. Anthony Roberts
  403. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  404. Ben Jones
  405. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  406. Apply for accreditation
  407. Accreditation overview
  408. Accreditation process
  409. How to apply for accreditation
  410. Apply for awards
  411. Awards overview
  412. Award accreditation process
  413. How to apply for awards
  414. Promoting your accredited practice
  415. Guidelines on advertising
  416. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  417. The revised Practice Standards Scheme
  418. Information for existing members
  419. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  420. Response to final stage consultation
  421. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  422. Coordinating the assessor team
  423. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  424. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  425. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  426. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  427. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  428. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  429. Inspectors’ top tip
  430. On the up
  431. Promoting your accreditation
  432. Who runs the Scheme?
  433. Updated manual
  434. Meet the Team
  435. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  436. Review news
  437. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  438. New Year, new CPD
  439. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  440. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  441. Talk in York
  442. How did we do?
  443. Meet the Team
  444. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  445. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  446. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  447. Who’s inspecting you?
  448. Going digital
  449. Autumn congress round up
  450. Code app now available
  451. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  452. Meet the Team
  453. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  454. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  455. Wear your badge with pride!
  456. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  457. CPD records online yet?
  458. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  459. Overseas, over here?
  460. Who’s inspecting you?
  461. Surgeries available in Durham
  462. We are listening…
  463. Meet the Team
  464. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  465. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  466. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  467. New Year, new CPD records!
  468. PSS made easy
  469. Lost in a good book?
  470. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  471. Surgeries available in Oxford
  472. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  473. Management menu at VPMA
  474. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  475. Performance Protocol – have your say
  476. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  477. Free Library trial
  478. VN Trustee sought
  479. Inspector's top tip
  480. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  481. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  482. Be prepared!
  483. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  484. Publications
  485. Our publications explained
  486. How to order a publication
  487. RCVS News
  488. Feedback
  489. Site map
  490. A to Z
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