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Using the Stanley system

Stanley is our online system for the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS). Practices can use it to manage the assessment process and get step-by-step guidance on PSS requirements. Practices not currently in the PSS can use it to apply to the Scheme.

Stanley is the central point of communication between practices, assessors and RCVS staff.

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How to log in to Stanley

You can log in to Stanley using your practice's My Account details.

Go to Stanley and enter the username and password in the blue bar at the top.

Please note that your personal My Account login won’t work for Stanley – you must log in as your practice.

If you’ve forgotten your My Account username or password

You can find your practice’s username and reset your password via the My Account login page.

Finding your username

  1. Go to the My Account login page
  2. Click on ‘Forgot username?’
  3. Enter the email address associated with your account
  4. Complete the reCAPTCHA task and click submit
  5. An email will be sent to you with a reminder of your username

Resetting your password

  1. Go to the My Account login page.
  2. Click on the ‘Create/reset password’ link below the ‘Sign in’ button.
  3. Enter your username.
  4. Complete the reCAPTCHA task and click submit.
  5. An email will be sent to you with a link to reset your password. Click on the link in the email and create a new password.
  6. You will automatically be logged in to your practice’s My Account area. You can change your practice’s details in this area.
  7. Click on the ‘Go to Stanley’ button to be directed to the Stanley log in page. Or go to and log in with the new details.
Video guide: How to reset your My Account password

This short video talks you through resetting your My Account password.

Updating your My Account email address

You can update the email address associated with your account from within My Account.

If you need your email address updated to access My Account, please contact us and we'll update it. Please note, we'll need to complete a security check to do this.

Submitting your evidence

It's important to make sure your evidence is properly submitted on Stanley, otherwise we won't be notified that you've completed it.

Once you've made any changes and uploaded your evidence:

  • go to the ‘Actions’ box at the top of the page, and
  • select the green button ‘Ready for Post-inspection Re-review’.

You can also let your Stanley administrator know that you're ready to submit your evidence and they'll do this for you.

Get more step-by-step help with Stanley

We’ve produced some resources to help you use Stanley.


This written guide has detailed, step-by-step guidance on using Stanley.

Download the guide

Video guides

Our video guides cover topics such as how to apply to join the PSS and how to switch between practice premises on the system.

Play our video guides

If your practice is not part of the PSS

If your practice is not part of the PSS, you can still use Stanley to ensure you’re meeting Core Standards. These are laid out in the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct.

You can also use Stanley to apply to join the PSS.

Contact the PSS team

If you have a question about Stanley that we haven’t answered on this page, the PSS team can help.

You can phone them on 020 7202 0767 or email [email protected].

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