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