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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. RCVS Council
  8. Presidential team
  9. Council Members
  10. Role of Council Members
  11. Council meetings
  12. 10 November 2016
  13. 2 June 2016
  14. 3 March 2016
  15. 5 November 2015
  16. 5 June 2015
  17. 5 March 2015
  18. 6 November 2014
  19. 5 June 2014
  20. 6 March 2014
  21. 7 November 2013
  22. 12 September 2013
  23. 5 July 2013
  24. 6 June 2013
  25. 5 June 2013
  26. 7 March 2013
  27. 1 November 2012
  28. 6 July 2012
  29. 7 June 2012
  30. 1 March 2012
  31. 3 November 2011
  32. 2 June 2011
  33. 3 March 2011
  34. 4 November 2010
  35. 3 June 2010
  36. 4 March 2010
  37. 5 November 2009
  38. 4 June 2009
  39. 5 March 2009
  40. 6 November 2008
  41. Draft PSS Modules (June 2015)
  42. 2 March 2017
  43. Council elections
  44. Previous election results
  45. Past-Presidents
  46. Operational Board
  47. Nick Stace
  48. Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
  49. Registrar
  50. VN Council
  51. VN Council members
  52. VN Council meetings
  53. 2 May 2017
  54. 31 January 2017
  55. 4 October 2016
  56. 3 May 2016
  57. 2 February 2016
  58. 8 October 2015
  59. 5 May 2015
  60. 3 February 2015
  61. 7 October 2014
  62. 6 May 2014
  63. 4 February 2014
  64. 8 October 2013
  65. 7 May 2013
  66. 5 February 2013
  67. 9 October 2012
  68. 8 May 2012
  69. 7 February 2012
  70. 11 October 2011
  71. 10 May 2011
  72. 8 February 2011
  73. 12 October 2010
  74. 11 May 2010
  75. 9 February 2010
  76. 13 October 2009
  77. 12 May 2009
  78. 10 February 2009
  79. 14 October 2008
  80. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  81. VN Council elections
  82. Previous results
  83. VN Golden Jubilee Award
  84. RCVS Committees
  85. Audit and Risk Committee
  86. 16 October 2014
  87. 25 April 2014
  88. 30 January 2014
  89. 2 May 2013
  90. 1 March 2013
  91. 30 November 2012
  92. 17 October 2012
  93. Elizabeth Butler
  94. David Hughes
  95. Judith Rutherford
  96. Disciplinary Committee
  97. Ian Arundale
  98. Alistair Barr
  99. Hazel Bentall
  100. Nick Blayney
  101. Beverley Cottrell
  102. Jane Downes
  103. Helga Drummond
  104. Stuart Drummond
  105. Catherine Goldie
  106. Ian Green
  107. Joanna Grice
  108. Charles Gruchy
  109. Cerys Jones
  110. Chitra Karve
  111. Austin Kirwan
  112. Mehmuda Mian
  113. Judith Way
  114. Margaret Stoddart
  115. Judith Webb
  116. Martin Whiting
  117. VN Disciplinary Committee
  118. Education Committee
  119. May 2017
  120. February 2017
  121. 5 October 2016
  122. 4 May 2016
  123. 3 February 2016
  124. 7 October 2015
  125. 6 May 2015
  126. 4 February 2015
  127. 8 October 2014
  128. 7 May 2014
  129. 5 February 2014
  130. 9 October 2013
  131. 8 May 2013
  132. 6 February 2013
  133. 10 October 2012
  134. 9 May 2012
  135. 8 February 2012
  136. 12 October 2011
  137. 10 May 2011
  138. 9 February 2011
  139. 13 October 2010
  140. 12 May 2010
  141. 10 February 2010
  142. 15 October 2009
  143. 13 May 2009
  144. 11 February 2009
  145. 15 October 2008
  146. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  147. John Anderson
  148. Andrew Ash
  149. Stuart Hill
  150. Penny Howe
  151. Harvey Locke
  152. Jeremy Mantell
  153. Bill Reilly
  154. Timothy Skelton
  155. Adrian Ward
  156. PIC Lay Observers
  157. Mr David Harding BVM&S MRCVS
  158. VN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  159. Sarah Bedwell
  160. Dr Arun Midha
  161. Suzanne May
  162. Susan Macaldowie
  163. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  164. Science Advisory Panel
  165. 28 January 2014
  166. Dr Tim Nuttall
  167. Standards Committee
  168. 27 April 2016
  169. 27 January 2016
  170. 30 September 2015
  171. 29 April 2015
  172. 28 January 2015
  173. 30 September 2014
  174. 1 May 2014
  175. 23 January 2014
  176. 24 September 2013
  177. 30 April 2013
  178. 29 January 2013
  179. 25 September 2012
  180. 10 April 2012
  181. 24 January 2012
  182. 27 September 2011
  183. 12 April 2011
  184. 25 January 2011
  185. 28 September 2010
  186. 20 April 2010
  187. 26 January 2010
  188. 10 September 2009
  189. 21 April 2009
  190. 20 January 2009
  191. 25 September 2008
  192. 25 January 2017
  193. 28 September 2016
  194. Ethics Review Panel
  195. Paper classification: some definitions
  196. Former Committees
  197. Planning and Resources Committee
  198. Public Affairs Committee
  199. Senior staff
  200. RCVS Honours
  201. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  202. Royal Charter and legislation
  203. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  204. Government legislation
  205. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  206. Consultations
  207. Our consultations
  208. Proposal for new Royal Charter
  209. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  210. Proposals for the future of the RCVS Fellowship
  211. Review of the Day One Competences
  212. Practice Standards Scheme Concept Note
  213. Proposed changes to the CertAVP
  214. Draft Performance Protocol
  215. Specialisation in the veterinary profession
  216. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  217. Disciplinary Committee - proposed case management protocol consultation
  218. Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  219. Draft Health Protocol
  220. VSA review 2009
  221. EMS review 2009
  222. Review of the PSS manual (2009)
  223. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  224. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  225. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  226. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  227. RCVS review of the use of telemedicine within veterinary practice
  228. Review of Schedule 3
  229. Fees
  230. How to pay
  231. Annual renewal fees from 1993
  232. Work for us
  233. Our service promise
  234. Service Standards
  235. How to find us
  236. Contact us
  237. Freedom of Information Act
  238. Complaints about the College
  239. News & events
  240. News
  241. Features
  242. Webinars
  243. Upcoming events
  244. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  245. Brexit
  246. Brexit Principles
  247. Regional Question Times
  248. Past Regional Question Times
  249. Royal College Day
  250. RCVS Day 2011
  251. Information for MPs
  252. Subscribe to RCVS e-News
  253. Contact the press office
  254. Registration
  255. About the RCVS Register
  256. Frequently asked questions on the impact of the EU Referendum
  257. About the VN Register
  258. Protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’!
  259. Royal Charter FAQ
  260. Check the Register
  261. Registration categories
  262. Who can register?
  263. How to register
  264. Graduates from UK veterinary schools
  265. EU graduates
  266. Belgium
  267. Bulgaria
  268. Croatia
  269. Czech Republic
  270. Estonia
  271. Hungary
  272. Italy
  273. Latvia
  274. Lithuania
  275. Poland
  276. Romania
  277. Slovakia
  278. Slovenia
  279. US/Canadian graduates
  280. Graduates of Commonwealth countries
  281. Visiting European veterinary surgeons
  282. Qualifications not recognised by RCVS
  283. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  284. Registration dates
  285. Registering as a newly qualified nurse
  286. Overseas qualified veterinary nurses
  287. Completing your annual renewal
  288. Veterinary surgeons
  289. Frequently Asked Questions
  290. Change of category fees
  291. Veterinary nurses
  292. Frequently Asked Questions
  293. Amending your registration
  294. Amending your Register category for vets
  295. Amending your registration for VNs
  296. Voluntary removal and restoration
  297. Veterinary surgeons voluntary removal and restoration
  298. Veterinary nurses voluntary removal and restoration
  299. Letters of good standing
  300. Replacement Membership Certificates
  301. Register of Veterinary Practice Premises
  302. Frequently Asked Questions
  303. Statutory Membership Exam
  304. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  305. Statutory examination information
  306. Pass lists (2006 onwards)
  307. Past papers
  308. Examiners' reports
  309. Timings and venues
  310. Applications for entry
  311. Registration and working in the UK
  312. Good professional standing
  313. VN pre-registration examinations
  314. Practical examinations
  315. Examination results
  316. Contact the Registration Department
  317. Find a Vet practice staff
  318. Advice & guidance
  319. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  320. Supporting guidance
  321. Code of Professional Conduct app
  322. Veterinary Nurse Rules
  323. Riding Establishments
  324. Contact the Professional Conduct Department
  325. Contact us
  326. Education
  327. I want to be a vet
  328. I want to be a veterinary nurse
  329. Training routes
  330. Approved Training Practices
  331. VN training
  332. Veterinary nursing students
  333. Enrolling as a student
  334. Frequently asked questions
  335. Other animal careers
  336. Lifelong learning for veterinary surgeons
  337. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  338. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  339. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  340. Enrolment
  341. Module subjects
  342. Designated certificates
  343. Synoptic assessment
  344. Accredited university contact details
  345. Information for universities
  346. Frequently asked questions
  347. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for vets
  348. Professional Development Record for vets
  349. Diplomas
  350. Pathology
  351. Research
  352. Advanced Practitioner status
  353. Specialist status
  354. RCVS List of Specialists
  355. RCVS Fellowship
  356. Fellows' profiles
  357. Professor Agnes Winter
  358. Dr Christopher Little
  359. Lifelong learning for veterinary nurses
  360. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  361. Professional Development Record for VNs
  362. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  363. Career development for veterinary nurses
  364. Accrediting primary qualifications
  365. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  366. Accreditation Standards
  367. Visitations
  368. RCVS visitors
  369. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  370. Approved degrees
  371. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  372. CPD Champions blog
  373. Learning from reflection
  374. How to do CPD on a budget
  375. How clinical clubs can share best practice, in practice
  376. Integrating learning into everyday practice
  377. Squeezing it all in…work, family and 35 hours per year of CPD!
  378. What is mentoring and why it can be helpful (and fun!)
  379. Contact the Veterinary Nursing Department
  380. Contact the Education Department
  381. Concerns
  382. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  383. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  384. What you need to know first
  385. Tell us about your concern
  386. How we assess and investigate concerns
  387. How we make decisions
  388. Our terms explained
  389. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  390. What you need to know first
  391. Tell us about your concern
  392. How we assess and investigate concerns
  393. How we make decisions
  394. Our terms explained
  395. Confidential Reporting Line
  396. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  397. A concern has been raised about me
  398. Information for veterinary surgeons
  399. How we assess and investigate concerns
  400. How we make decisions
  401. Our terms explained
  402. Information for veterinary nurses
  403. How we assess and investigate concerns
  404. How we make decisions
  405. Our terms explained
  406. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  407. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  408. Practice Standards
  409. An overview of the Practice Standards Scheme
  410. Welcome to the new Practice Standards Scheme!
  411. Catch up with our countdown to PSS launch!
  412. Who runs the Scheme?
  413. Meet the PSS Assessors
  414. David Ashcroft
  415. Cees Bennett
  416. Helen Boast
  417. Richard Bragg
  418. Richard Byrne
  419. Alwyn Evans
  420. Ean Garner-Richardson
  421. Nikki Gaut
  422. Mary Glassbrook
  423. Richard Killen
  424. Stuart King
  425. Anne Lawson
  426. Bob Lehner
  427. Judith Morris
  428. Pam Mosedale
  429. Emma Robinson
  430. Samantha Scully
  431. Sally Stockton
  432. Nick Stuart
  433. Dudley Watson
  434. Malcolm Whitehead
  435. Charles Thursby-Pelham
  436. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  437. BAVECC
  438. BEVA
  439. BCVA
  440. BSAVA
  441. BVA
  442. BVHA
  443. BVNA
  444. RCVS - RCVS Council
  445. SPVS
  446. RCVS - VN Council
  447. VPMA
  448. Lay member
  449. BCVA
  450. Meet the PSS Team
  451. Eleanor Ferguson
  452. Gemma Kingswell
  453. Alicia Menendez-Buick
  454. Ben Jones
  455. Megan Knowles-Bacon
  456. Laurence Clegg
  457. Apply for accreditation
  458. Accreditation overview
  459. Accreditation process
  460. How to apply for accreditation
  461. Apply for awards
  462. Awards overview
  463. Award accreditation process
  464. How to apply for awards
  465. Promoting your accredited practice
  466. Guidelines on advertising
  467. Contact the Practice Standards Department
  468. Information for existing members
  469. The Practice Standard (June 2015)
  470. Response to final stage consultation
  471. Upcoming talks about the revised Scheme
  472. Coordinating the assessor team
  473. Meet the Team: Megan Knowles-Bacon
  474. PSS webinar: The Next Steps
  475. The Practice Standard (February 2015)
  476. The Practice Standard (June 2014)
  477. Practice Standards Scheme review update
  478. Find a Vet – last chance to respond!
  479. Inspectors’ top tip
  480. On the up
  481. Promoting your accreditation
  482. Who runs the Scheme?
  483. Updated manual
  484. Meet the Team
  485. The Practice Standard (January 2014)
  486. Review news
  487. Find a Vet – update us, or face removal
  488. New Year, new CPD
  489. Advice ref cascade consent forms
  490. Ten-second tip: using dataloggers accurately
  491. Talk in York
  492. How did we do?
  493. Meet the Team
  494. The Practice Standard (August 2013)
  495. New Chair: excited about future of the Scheme
  496. Council approves new direction for Scheme
  497. Going digital
  498. Autumn congress round up
  499. Code app now available
  500. Surgeries available in Salisbury
  501. Meet the Team
  502. The Practice Standard (May 2013)
  503. Plans for a modular approach shaping up
  504. Wear your badge with pride!
  505. Up to speed on clinical governance?
  506. CPD records online yet?
  507. ‘Top ten’ poster dropped for trial period
  508. Overseas, over here?
  509. Who’s inspecting you?
  510. Surgeries available in Durham
  511. Meet the Team
  512. The Practice Standard (December 2012)
  513. First-rate regulator: what could we do better?
  514. In a tangle on clinical governance?
  515. New Year, new CPD records!
  516. PSS made easy
  517. Lost in a good book?
  518. Are you ignoring your best advocates?
  519. Surgeries available in Oxford
  520. The Practice Standard (December 2011)
  521. Management menu at VPMA
  522. Get your hands on the new RVN badge
  523. Performance Protocol – have your say
  524. PSS surgeries available in Leeds
  525. Free Library trial
  526. VN Trustee sought
  527. Inspector's top tip
  528. The Practice Standard (August 2011)
  529. Biosecurity in veterinary practice
  530. Be prepared!
  531. The Practice Standard (May 2011)
  532. Publications
  533. Our publications explained
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