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