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  5. Strategic Plan
  6. The history of the RCVS
  7. RCVS Council
  8. Presidential team
  9. President
  10. Vice-President
  11. Vice-President
  12. Council Members
  13. Elaine Acaster
  14. David Argyle
  15. Christopher Barker
  16. David Bartram
  17. Malcolm Bennett
  18. Amanda Boag
  19. Karen Braithwaite
  20. Noreen Burrows
  21. Ewan Cameron
  22. David Catlow
  23. Niall Connell
  24. Sheila Crispin
  25. Jerry Davies
  26. Richard Davis
  27. Susan Dawson
  28. Mark Elliott
  29. Gary England
  30. Nigel Gibbens
  31. Chris Gray
  32. Mandisa Greene
  33. Michael Herrtage
  34. Lynne Hill
  35. Andrea Jeffery
  36. Rachel Jennings
  37. Peter Jinman
  38. Tim King
  39. Barry Johnson
  40. Stephen May
  41. Jacqui Molyneux
  42. Robert (Bob) Moore
  43. Susan Paterson
  44. Joanna Price
  45. Stuart Reid
  46. Neil Smith
  47. Richard Stephenson
  48. Christopher (Kit) Sturgess
  49. Alexander (Sandy) Trees
  50. Chris Tufnell
  51. Bradley Viner
  52. Judith Webb
  53. Thomas Witte
  54. James Wood
  55. Role of Council Members
  56. Council meetings
  57. 6 November 2014
  58. 5 June 2014
  59. 6 March 2014
  60. 7 November 2013
  61. 12 September 2013
  62. 5 July 2013
  63. 6 June 2013
  64. 5 June 2013
  65. 7 March 2013
  66. 1 November 2012
  67. 6 July 2012
  68. 7 June 2012
  69. 1 March 2012
  70. 3 November 2011
  71. 2 June 2011
  72. 3 March 2011
  73. 4 November 2010
  74. 3 June 2010
  75. 4 March 2010
  76. 5 November 2009
  77. 4 June 2009
  78. 5 March 2009
  79. 6 November 2008
  80. Council elections
  81. Nominations 2015
  82. Previous election results
  83. Past-Presidents
  84. Operational Board
  85. Gordon Hockey
  86. Nick Stace
  87. Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
  88. VN Council
  89. VN Council meetings
  90. 7 October 2014
  91. 6 May 2014
  92. 4 February 2014
  93. 8 October 2013
  94. 7 May 2013
  95. 5 February 2013
  96. 9 October 2012
  97. 8 May 2012
  98. 7 February 2012
  99. 11 October 2011
  100. 10 May 2011
  101. 8 February 2011
  102. 12 October 2010
  103. 11 May 2010
  104. 9 February 2010
  105. 13 October 2009
  106. 12 May 2009
  107. 10 February 2009
  108. 14 October 2008
  109. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  110. VN Council elections
  111. Nominations 2015
  112. Previous results
  113. VN Golden Jubilee Award
  114. VN seminar - agenda and speakers
  115. VN seminar: 'Looking back, stepping forward'
  116. VN Seminar - guestbook comments
  117. RCVS Committees
  118. Audit and Risk Committee
  119. 2 May 2013
  120. 1 March 2013
  121. 30 November 2012
  122. 17 October 2012
  123. Elizabeth Butler
  124. David Hughes
  125. Judith Rutherford
  126. Disciplinary Committee
  127. Ian Arundale
  128. Alistair Barr MRCVS
  129. Beverley Cottrell
  130. Jane Downes
  131. Helga Drummond
  132. Stuart Drummond
  133. Catherine Goldie
  134. Ian Green
  135. Joanna Grice
  136. Charles Gruchy
  137. Chitra Karve
  138. Mehmuda Mian
  139. Martin Whiting
  140. RVN Disciplinary Committee
  141. Education Committee
  142. 8 October 2014
  143. 7 May 2014
  144. 5 February 2014
  145. 9 October 2013
  146. 8 May 2013
  147. 6 February 2013
  148. 10 October 2012
  149. 9 May 2012
  150. 8 February 2012
  151. 12 October 2011
  152. 10 May 2011
  153. 9 February 2011
  154. 13 October 2010
  155. 12 May 2010
  156. 10 February 2010
  157. 15 October 2009
  158. 13 May 2009
  159. 11 February 2009
  160. 15 October 2008
  161. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  162. Andrew Ash MRCVS
  163. Penny Howe
  164. Harvey Locke
  165. Sarah Pond
  166. Bill Reilly
  167. Elana Tessler
  168. PIC Lay Observers
  169. RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  170. Sarah Bedwell
  171. Jenny Thompson RVN
  172. Science Advisory Panel
  173. 28 January 2014
  174. Dr Tim Nuttall
  175. Standards Committee
  176. 30 September 2014
  177. 1 May 2014
  178. 23 January 2014
  179. 24 September 2013
  180. 30 April 2013
  181. 29 January 2013
  182. 25 September 2012
  183. 10 April 2012
  184. 24 January 2012
  185. 27 September 2011
  186. 12 April 2011
  187. 25 January 2011
  188. 28 September 2010
  189. 20 April 2010
  190. 26 January 2010
  191. 10 September 2009
  192. 21 April 2009
  193. 20 January 2009
  194. 25 September 2008
  195. Paper classification: some definitions
  196. Former Committees
  197. Planning and Resources Committee
  198. Public Affairs Committee
  199. Senior staff
  200. Consultations
  201. Our consultations
  202. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  203. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  204. Review of the Day One Competences
  205. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  206. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  207. Draft Performance Protocol
  208. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  209. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  210. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  211. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  212. Draft Health Protocol
  213. VSA review 2009
  214. EMS review 2009
  215. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  216. Responses to external consultations
  217. Royal Charter and legislation
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  219. Government legislation
  220. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  221. RCVS Honours
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  238. BSAVA 2014
  239. BSAVA 2013
  240. Joint Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance
  241. RCVS Open Day 2012
  242. VN Golden Jubilee Seminar
  243. Agenda and speaker biographies
  244. Comments from the guestbook
  245. Regional Question Times
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  255. Register categories
  256. Who can register?
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  258. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
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  283. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
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  285. Veterinary surgeons
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  288. Completing your annual renewal online
  289. Amending your registration/listing
  290. Amending your Register category for vets
  291. Amending your listing for VNs
  292. Voluntary removal and restoration
  293. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  294. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  295. Letters of good standing
  296. Replacement Membership Certificates
  297. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  298. Frequently Asked Questions
  299. Statutory Membership Exam
  300. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  301. Statutory examination information
  302. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  303. Past papers
  304. Examiners' reports
  305. Timings and venues
  306. Applications for entry
  307. Registration and working in the UK
  308. Good professional standing
  309. VN pre-registration examinations
  310. Contact the Registration Department
  311. Advice & guidance
  312. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  313. Supporting guidance
  314. Code of Professional Conduct app
  315. Veterinary Nursing Bye-laws
  316. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  317. Contact us
  318. Education
  319. I want to be a vet
  320. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  321. Approved Training Practices
  322. Other animal careers
  323. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  324. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  325. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  326. Professional Development Record for vets
  327. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs
  328. Professional Development Record for VNs
  329. Professional Development Record
  330. Postgraduate education for veterinary surgeons
  331. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  332. Enrolment
  333. Module subjects
  334. Designated certificates
  335. Synoptic assessment
  336. Accredited university contact details
  337. Information for universities
  338. Frequently asked questions
  339. Certificates pre-2012
  340. Diplomas
  341. Exam entrance requirements
  342. Exam application
  343. European Diplomas
  344. Fellowships
  345. Fellowship by thesis
  346. Meritorious Contributions to Learning
  347. Advanced Practitioner status
  348. Criteria for eligibilty
  349. Designations
  350. Approved qualifications
  351. Application fee
  352. Specialist status
  353. Approving veterinary degrees
  354. Visitations
  355. Approval criteria
  356. RCVS visitors
  357. Approved degrees
  358. Approving veterinary nursing qualifications
  359. Approval criteria
  360. Career development
  361. Pathology
  362. Research
  363. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  364. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  365. Contact the Education Department
  366. Concerns
  367. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  368. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary nurse
  369. A concern has been raised about me
  370. Information for veterinary surgeons
  371. How we assess and investigate concerns
  372. How we make decisions
  373. Our terms explained
  374. Information for registered veterinary nurses
  375. How we assess and investigate concerns
  376. How we make decisions
  377. Our terms explained
  378. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  379. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial
  380. Contact
  381. Practice Standards
  382. About the Practice Standards Scheme
  383. Meet the Inspectors
  384. Christopher Button
  385. Susan Chorlton
  386. Carole Clarke
  387. Philip Clifford
  388. Jim Cumming
  389. Lorna Francis
  390. Ean Garner-Richardson
  391. Mary Glassbrook
  392. Bob Gore
  393. Judith Joyce
  394. Richard Killen
  395. Stuart King
  396. Ian Kynoch
  397. Mike Law
  398. Bob Lehner
  399. Fred McKeating
  400. Paul Mitchell
  401. Stuart Renton
  402. Peter Thomson
  403. Lynn Turner
  404. David Wadsworth
  405. Will Walker
  406. Dudley Watson
  407. Barbara Willis-Clark
  408. Anthony Young
  409. Who runs the Scheme?
  410. BAVECC
  411. BCVA
  412. BSAVA
  413. BEVA
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  416. BVNA
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  418. Lay member
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  420. SPVS
  421. VPMA
  422. How to join the Scheme
  423. Information for existing members
  424. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  425. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  426. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  427. Inspectors’ top tip
  428. On the up
  429. Promoting your accreditation
  430. Who runs the Scheme?
  431. Updated manual
  432. Meet the Team
  433. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  434. Review news
  435. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  436. New Year, new CPD
  437. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  438. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  439. Talk in York
  440. How did we do?
  441. Meet the Team
  442. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  443. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  444. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  445. Who’s inspecting you?
  446. Going digital
  447. Autumn congress round up
  448. Code app now available
  449. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  450. Meet the Team
  451. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  452. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  453. Wear your badge with pride!
  454. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  455. CPD records online yet?
  456. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  457. Overseas, over here?
  458. Who’s inspecting you?
  459. Surgeries available in Durham
  460. We are listening…
  461. Meet the Team
  462. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  463. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  464. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  465. New Year, new CPD records!
  466. PSS made easy
  467. Lost in a good book?
  468. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  469. Surgeries available in Oxford
  470. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  471. Management menu at VPMA
  472. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  473. Performance Protocol – have your say
  474. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  475. Free Library trial
  476. VN Trustee sought
  477. Inspector's top tip
  478. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  479. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  480. Be prepared!
  481. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  482. Practice Standards Scheme Manual
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