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I haven’t been working in practice for a few years – what CPD should I do?

Vets, who’re planning to return to work after a break from veterinary practice, may wish to use the PDP section of the online Professional Development Record in order to benchmark and track ‘Year One competences’. Once you return to practice, you should not undertake any procedures for which you are not competent.

Whether you’re a vet or VN, you may find it useful to undertake a ‘return to practice’ refresher course before you start back at work and/or arrange for some supervision when you start back until you feel confident to work unsupervised.

Veterinary nurses who are returning to the Register after a period of 5 years absence or more will need to undertake a Period of Supervised Practice (PSP) before being able to apply to restore to the Register.

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