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Practice Standards Scheme

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The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Around two-thirds of UK practices are part of the Scheme, which aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

Whether you work in an RCVS-accredited practice and would like some further information on a particular topic, or are interested in finding out whether the Practice Standards Scheme could be right for your practice, this section provides all the information you will need about the Scheme. 

 

Covid-19 guidance

As the regulator for vets and vet nurses in the UK, our priority is the health and safety of those we regulate. We hope our advice and guidance will empower you to make decisions that will enable you to protect yourselves and your clients during the pandemic, whilst continuing to provide the best care you can to your patients at this extremely challenging time.

Remote assessments

In March 2020, we took the difficult decision to suspend all forthcoming PSS assessments in the interests of health and safety and to comply with government guidelines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday 14 September, the Practice Standards Group (PSG) approved a plan to carry out PSS assessments remotely for the time being.