Information day for prospective VN Disciplinary Committee members

12 February 2020

The RCVS will be holding an informal information day for Registered Veterinary Nurses who may be interested in becoming members of the Veterinary Nursing Disciplinary Committee (VN DC).

The event, which will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at our offices in Belgravia House, London, is aimed at RVNs who are interested in upholding standards of veterinary nursing professional conduct and who would like to help the RCVS maintain public confidence in the veterinary nursing profession. Prospective applicants for these roles should ideally have a minimum of five years' experience in veterinary nurse practice.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and chat to representatives of the committee, as well as the key staff involved in handling cases that go to disciplinary hearings. There will also be a short presentation on the application process from Thewlis Graham Associates – the external agency handling the recruitment.

RCVS staff and DC members will present some anonymised VN DC / DC example cases to talk through in small informal groups, to help convey an idea of the work involved and the challenges one could expect to face when making decisions on allegations of serious professional misconduct or fitness to practise.

The overall programme will be run in the afternoon from 3pm – 5pm and repeated in the early evening from 6pm – 8pm, to suit differing diaries and travel times. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on the day, and we will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for attendees.

Places at the information day can be reserved by contacting Deborah Rowlanes, RCVS Events Manager, via D.Rowlanes@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0773. The deadline for registering is Friday 21 February 2020.

Alternatively, if prospective VN DC members cannot attend on the day, but would like to speak to our Registrar and Director of Legal Services Eleanor Ferguson about the vacancies, they are welcome to contact Deborah to arrange a convenient time.

Prospective committee members will then have until 5pm GMT Monday 2 March to submit their applications. Applications can be submitted through the Thewlis Graham Associates website.

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