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