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