RCVS holding information day for prospective statutory committee members

10 October 2018

We have organised an information day for members of the profession who may be interested in becoming a member of our two statutory committees: the Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) and the Disciplinary Committee (DC).

We currently have a number of vacancies on both PIC and DC, including for a new PIC Chair Designate, and so on Monday 22 October 2018 will be holding an informal information day for those veterinary surgeons who may be interested in upholding standards of veterinary professional conduct and would like to help us maintain public confidence in the veterinary profession as members of PIC and DC. 

Attendees will be able to meet and chat to the chairs and some veterinary members of both committees, as well as the key staff involved in handling the concerns we receive. Prospective applicants for these roles should ideally have a minimum of five years' experience in clinical veterinary practice.

There will also be a short presentation on the application process from Thewlis Graham Associates – the external agency handling the recruitment.

In two separate 45-minute sessions, we will present some anonymised PIC case studies and example DC cases to talk through in small informal groups, to help convey an idea of the work involved, and the challenges you could expect to face, when making decisions on allegations of serious professional misconduct or fitness to practise. You would be welcome to attend either or both of these sessions, as you wish.

The overall programme will be run in the morning and repeated in the afternoon, to suit differing diaries and travel times – please visit our dedicated events page to find out more about the programme.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and we will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

To reserve your free place, please contact Dawn Wiggins (d.wiggins@rcvs.org.uk / 020 7202 0737)

Alternatively, if you cannot attend on the day, but would like to speak to our Registrar and Director of Legal Services Eleanor Ferguson about the vacancies, please contact Dawn to arrange a convenient time.

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