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  7. 5 November 2020
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  9. 21 September 2020
  10. 3 September 2020
  11. 4 June 2020
  12. 16 April 2020
  13. 5 March 2020
  14. 23 January 2020
  15. 7 November 2019
  16. 3 October 2019
  17. 5 September 2019
  18. 13 June 2019
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  21. 1 November 2018
  22. 27 September 2018
  23. 14 June 2018
  24. 8 March 2018
  25. 18 January 2018
  26. 2 November 2017
  27. 28 September 2017
  28. 15 June 2017
  29. 2 March 2017
  30. 10 November 2016
  31. 2 June 2016
  32. 3 March 2016
  33. 5 November 2015
  34. 22 December 2020
  35. 21 January 2021
  36. 18 March 2021
  37. 10 June 2021
  38. 9 September 2021
  39. 11 November 2021
  40. 20 January 2022
  41. 17 March 2022
  42. 21 April 2022
  43. 9 June 2022
  44. Council elections
  45. How to stand for election
  46. Previous election results
  47. RCVS Council election 2022
  48. Past-Presidents
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  50. VN Council members
  51. VN Council meetings
  52. 12 May 2021
  53. 10 February 2021
  54. 9 September 2020
  55. 6 May 2020
  56. 12 February 2020
  57. 13 November 2019
  58. 11 September 2019
  59. 8 May 2019
  60. 6 February 2019
  61. 2 October 2018
  62. 1 May 2018
  63. 30 January 2018
  64. 3 October 2017
  65. 2 May 2017
  66. 31 January 2017
  67. 4 October 2016
  68. 3 May 2016
  69. 2 February 2016
  70. 8 October 2015
  71. 15 September 2021
  72. 17 November 2021
  73. 9 February 2022
  74. 11 May 2022
  75. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  76. VN Futures Project Board
  77. Veterinary Nurse Education Committee
  78. VN Council elections
  79. Previous results
  80. How to stand for election
  81. VN Council election 2022
  82. Samantha Jayne Anderson
  83. Teri-Ann Baldwin
  84. Jessica Louise Beckett
  85. Kirsten Cavill
  86. Sophie Louise Connolly
  87. Jane Davidson
  88. Sarah Amanda Scholes
  89. Holly Witchell
  90. Officer Team
  91. Legislation Working Party
  92. Brexit Taskforce
  93. Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)
  94. Committees, subcommittees and groups
  95. Standards Committee
  96. Certification Subcommittee
  97. Ethics Review Panel
  98. Recognised Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  99. Riding Establishments Subcommittee
  100. Practice Standards Group
  101. 25 August 2021
  102. 4 August 2021
  103. 16 July 2021
  104. 10 May 2021
  105. 4 March 2021
  106. 08 February 2021
  107. 12 January 2021
  108. 15 December 2020
  109. 7 September 2020
  110. 9 November 2020
  111. 27 April 2020
  112. 10 February 2020
  113. 11 November 2019
  114. 9 September 2019
  115. 28 May 2019
  116. 19 April 2019
  117. 30 January 2019
  118. 26 September 2018
  119. 25 April 2018
  120. 24 January 2018
  121. 27 September 2017
  122. 26 April 2017
  123. 13 September 2021
  124. Advancement of the Professions Committee
  125. Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIG)
  126. Fellowship Board
  127. Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce
  128. Vet Futures Project Board
  129. 10 May 2022
  130. 8 February 2022
  131. 16 November 2021
  132. 14 September 2021
  133. 11 May 2021
  134. 10 November 2020
  135. 5 May 2020
  136. 11 February 2020
  137. 12 November 2019
  138. 10 September 2019
  139. 5 February 2019
  140. 22 November 2018
  141. 7 May 2019
  142. Audit and Risk Committee
  143. 16 October 2014
  144. 25 April 2014
  145. 30 January 2014
  146. 2 May 2013
  147. 1 March 2013
  148. 30 November 2012
  149. 17 October 2012
  150. Elizabeth Butler
  151. Judith Rutherford
  152. Janice Shardlow
  153. Victor Olowe
  154. Ken Gill
  155. Education Committee
  156. 14 September 2021
  157. 9 February 2021
  158. 20 November 2020
  159. 15 September 2020
  160. 5 May 2020
  161. 11 May 2021
  162. 11 February 2020
  163. 12 November 2019
  164. 10 September 2019
  165. 7 May 2019
  166. February 2019
  167. 3 October 2018
  168. 2 May 2018
  169. 7 February 2018
  170. 4 October 2017
  171. May 2017
  172. February 2017
  173. 5 October 2016
  174. 4 May 2016
  175. 3 February 2016
  176. 7 October 2015
  177. Primary Qualifications Subcommittee
  178. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  179. Specialist Subcommittee
  180. CPD Compliance Panel
  181. CPD Policy Working Party
  182. 16 November 2021
  183. 8 February 2022
  184. 10 May 2022
  185. Veterinary Graduate Development Programme Subcommittee
  186. Finance and Resources Committee
  187. Estate Strategy Group
  188. Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee
  189. Registration Committee
  190. Disciplinary Committee
  191. Mr Ian Arundale
  192. Dr Hazel Bentall MRCVS
  193. Dr Nick Blayney BVSc MRCVS
  194. Prof Helga Drummond
  195. Dr Amy Hawthorn BVetMed MRCVS
  196. Ms Cerys Jones LLB (Hons)
  197. Dr Jeremy Kirk VetMB MRCVS
  198. Dr Austin Kirwan BVSc MA MBA MRCVS
  199. Dr Charles Ross BVMS MRCVS
  200. Mr Peter Smith
  201. Dr Margaret Stoddart BVet Med, PhD, DVR, MRCVS
  202. Ms Judith Way JP BSc Solicitor
  203. Dr Martin Whiting MRCVS
  204. Mrs Helen Russell RVN
  205. Ms Hilary Lloyd
  206. Ms Stephanie McIntosh
  207. Dr Neil Slater MRCVS
  208. Mr Paul Francis Morris
  209. Ms Helena Jones
  210. Prof. Deborah Bowman
  211. Dr Kathryn Elizabeth Peaty
  212. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  213. Mr John Anderson MBE
  214. Georgie Barnard
  215. Mr Kenneth Caley
  216. Mr David Harding BVM&S MRCVS
  217. Dr Jeremy Mantell MRCVS
  218. Mr Timothy Skelton BSc
  219. Dr Bradley Viner BVetMed MSc(VetGP) DProf FRCVS
  220. Dr Adrian Ward MRCVS
  221. PIC Lay Observers
  222. Dr Samantha Bloomfield MRCVS
  223. Mrs Anna Hammond MRCVS
  224. Dr Laura Perez Klein MRCVS
  225. Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee
  226. Veterinary Nurse Preliminary Investigation Committee
  227. Sarah Bedwell
  228. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  229. Mrs Suzanne Edwards BSc (Hons) RVN
  230. Ms Susan Little BVMS MRCVS
  231. Dr Arun Midha
  232. Mr Damian Kearney
  233. Registration Appeals Committee
  234. Examinations Appeals Committee
  235. Specialist Recognition Appeals Committee
  236. Paper classification: some definitions
  237. Remuneration Subcommittee
  238. Nominations Subcommittee
  239. Senior team
  240. Work for us
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  251. Royal Charter and legislation
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  253. Government legislation
  254. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  255. Honours & awards
  256. Awards 2021
  257. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  258. The Queen's Medal
  259. The Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award
  260. The RCVS International Award
  261. The RCVS Impact Award
  262. The RCVS Inspiration Award
  263. Honorary Associateship
  264. The RCVS Compassion Award
  265. The RCVS Student Community Award
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  285. Royal College Day
  286. Veterinary Nurses Day
  287. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  288. Videos: CPD course for overseas vets and VNs
  289. Veterinary Nursing Diamond Jubilee
  290. VN Diamond Jubilee Events & Activities
  291. ECC 3 – 6 November 2021
  292. Policy
  293. Veterinary Legislation Review
  294. Legislation Working Party
  295. Exemption Orders & Associates Working Party
  296. Veterinary Nursing Schedule 3 Working Party
  297. Governance reform
  298. Information for MPs
  299. Environment and Sustainability Working Party
  300. January 2021 meeting summary
  301. March 2021 meeting summary
  302. May 2021 meeting summary
  303. July 2021 meeting summary
  304. October 2021 meeting summary
  305. Veterinary Technician Working Party
  306. Meeting Summary - January 2021
  307. Meeting Summary - March 2021
  308. Our consultations
  309. Review of day one competences, skills and professional behaviours for veterinary nurses
  310. Draft Accreditation Standards and Accreditation Methodology for veterinary degree programmes
  311. Review of 'under care' and 24/7 emergency cover
  312. Legislative reform consultation
  313. Executive summary
  314. Introduction
  315. Part 1: Embracing the vet-led team
  316. Part 2: Enhancing the VN role
  317. Part 3: Assuring practice regulation
  318. Part 4: Introduce a modern ‘Fitness to Practise’ regime
  319. Part 5: Modernising RCVS registration
  320. Conclusions
  321. Graduate Outcomes Consultation
  322. Graduate Outcomes Working Group members
  323. Proposed new framework for post-registration VN qualifications
  324. Review of Schedule 3
  325. RCVS review of the use of telemedicine within veterinary practice
  326. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  327. Help to develop CPD for the future
  328. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  329. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  330. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  331. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  332. Contact the press office
  333. Registration
  334. Applications - Veterinary surgeons
  335. Registration dates
  336. Statutory framework for registration
  337. Australia
  338. Canada
  339. New Zealand
  340. South Africa
  341. United Kingdom
  342. USA
  343. How to apply
  344. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  345. Statutory Membership Exam
  346. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  347. Renewing your intention to sit
  348. Europe
  349. English language requirement
  350. Grenada
  351. Applications - Veterinary nurses
  352. UK-qualified veterinary nurses
  353. Registration of veterinary nurses educated outside the UK
  354. Veterinary nurse pre-registration examinations
  355. Practical examinations
  356. Examination results
  357. Applications - Veterinary premises
  358. Check our Registers
  359. About the RCVS Register
  360. About the VN Register
  361. Maintaining and amending your registration
  362. Completing your annual renewal
  363. Change of category fees
  364. Amending your registration
  365. Amending your registration category
  366. Voluntary removal and restoration
  367. Vets - voluntary removal and restoration
  368. VNs - voluntary removal and restoration
  369. Replacement Membership Certificates
  370. Frequently Asked Questions
  371. Disclosing convictions and/ or adverse findings
  372. Working abroad
  373. Vets working in the EU
  374. Letters of good standing
  375. Find a Vet practice staff
  376. Fellowship
  377. How to apply for Fellowship
  378. Fellows Directory
  379. Fellowship Day
  380. Fellowship Week 2021
  381. Fellowship Evening 2020
  382. Fellowship Day 2019
  383. Fellows of the Future?
  384. Try, try and try again: some personal reflections on the development of the anaesthetic propofol
  385. Fellowship Day 2018
  386. Fellows of the Future?
  387. The importance of public engagement in science
  388. Challenges facing the UK veterinary profession over the next 10 years
  389. Fellowship Day 2017
  390. 'Fellows of the Future' student research submissions
  391. Fellows in Focus
  392. International vet work – methods, mayhem and madness
  393. Is the art of the physical exam dying?
  394. Dealing with the worm that turned
  395. Complexity of common diseases
  396. Why 99% of the world’s equine vets treat only 10% of the world’s equines. How can we start to redress this imbalance?
  397. Whose best interests?
  398. Leadership – observations and learnings during a clinical, academic and commercial career
  399. Mission Rabies
  400. The health of corals, and their importance for society
  401. All structures great and small: is the profession coping with the rapid changes in the veterinary sector?
  402. Do badgers kill cows or cows kill badgers?
  403. A personal perspective of the medical-veterinary relationship
  404. General practice is the most important veterinary specialism
  405. Causes and cures for cataracts
  406. Nature’s wings and their passengers
  407. High mortality in a sheep flock caused by tick-born diseases – a diagnostic challenge
  408. One Pain: how pets can contribute to translational research
  409. The hidden curriculum: why it matters
  410. Bridging the gaps through mentoring, training, career development and outreach
  411. Rare or well done?
  412. Fellowship Science Advisory Panel
  413. Credentials Panel recruitment
  414. Lifelong learning
  415. Students
  416. Veterinary students
  417. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  418. Veterinary nursing students
  419. Enrolling as a student veterinary nurse
  420. Approved Training Practices
  421. Student VNs - Forms & FAQs
  422. City and Guilds – FAQs
  423. Veterinary Nurse Patient-Based Assessment
  424. Student EMS placements
  425. VetGDP
  426. VetGDP Advisers
  427. VetGDP Adviser Declaration
  428. VetGDP Advisers webinars
  429. Practices and workplaces
  430. VetGDP Practice or Workplace Declaration
  431. Graduates and students
  432. VetGDP Graduate Declaration
  433. VetGDP webinars for graduates
  434. Preparing to submit your VetGDP
  435. VetGDP information to help you get started
  436. VetGDP e-portfolio
  437. VetGDP guidance
  438. VetGDP FAQs
  439. Overseas vets
  440. Vets returning to the UK Practising Register after 5+ years away
  441. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  442. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  443. PDP Research
  444. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  445. Access the 1CPD recording platform
  446. Getting started with 1CPD
  447. How do I plan my CPD?
  448. What do I need to do?
  449. How do I record my CPD?
  450. How do I reflect?
  451. CPD Buddy
  452. Postgraduate and post-registration qualifications
  453. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  454. Enrolment
  455. Module subjects
  456. Designated certificates
  457. Synoptic assessment
  458. Accredited university contact details
  459. Information for universities
  460. Frequently asked questions
  461. Diplomas
  462. Pathology
  463. Research
  464. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  465. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  466. Professional accreditation
  467. Advanced Practitioner status
  468. Specialist status
  469. RCVS Leadership Initiative
  470. Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme
  471. Inspiring Veterinary Leaders
  472. 12 veterinary professionals showcase
  473. RCVS Leadership Library
  474. Delegation
  475. Difficult Conversations
  476. Inclusive Leadership
  477. Leading and Working in Teams
  478. Quality Improvement
  479. Career development for veterinary nurses
  480. RCVS Academy
  481. Setting standards
  482. Practice Standards Scheme
  483. Remote assessments
  484. Overview of practice standards
  485. About the Practice Standards Scheme
  486. Meet the PSS Assessors
  487. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  488. Meet the PSS Team
  489. Five-year review: updates and changes to requirements
  490. Which accreditation is right for your practice and how to apply
  491. How do I apply for PSS Awards?
  492. Award-winning PSS practices
  493. What happens during an assessment?
  494. About Stanley, our support system for the PSS
  495. How do I update my accredited-practice information?
  496. How can I promote my RCVS accreditation?
  497. Additional resources
  498. Advice & guidance
  499. Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  500. 4. Can I prescribe POM-V medicines via remote means without a physical examination? (09/04/20)
  501. 17. How can I help in the national effort to fight the pandemic? (08/04/20)
  502. Contact the Advice Team
  503. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  504. Supporting guidance
  505. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  506. Supporting guidance
  507. GDPR – RCVS information and Q&As
  508. Advice on Schedule 3
  509. FAQs – Common medicines pitfalls
  510. Dealing with Difficult Situations webinar recordings
  511. Accrediting primary qualifications
  512. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  513. Accreditation Standards
  514. Visitations
  515. RCVS Accreditation Panel Members
  516. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  517. Accreditation visitation reports
  518. Accreditation visitors
  519. External review of the RCVS by ENQA
  520. Requirements for remote and online student assessments
  521. Riding Establishments
  522. Concerns
  523. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  524. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  525. What you need to know first
  526. Tell us about your concern
  527. How we assess and investigate concerns
  528. How we make decisions
  529. Our terms explained
  530. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  531. What you need to know first
  532. Tell us about your concern
  533. How we assess and investigate concerns
  534. How we make decisions
  535. Our terms explained
  536. Confidential Reporting Line
  537. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  538. A concern has been raised about me
  539. Information for veterinary surgeons
  540. How we assess and investigate concerns
  541. How we make decisions
  542. Our terms explained
  543. Information for veterinary nurses
  544. How we assess and investigate concerns
  545. How we make decisions
  546. Our terms explained
  547. Professional Conduct (ProfCon) Investigation Support
  548. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  549. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  550. Reference information
  551. A note on negligence
  552. RCVS witness information
  553. Before the hearing
  554. On the day of the hearing
  555. After the hearing
  556. Vet Case Examiner Group decision-making guidance (Stage 1)
  557. The Case Examiner Group (CEG)
  558. Areas of particular concern
  559. Issues not likely to result in a finding of an arguable case
  560. Factors to be taken Into account in appropriate cases
  561. Vet PIC decision-making guidance (Stage 2)
  562. The aim of the Preliminary Investigation Committee
  563. The referral of cases to the Disciplinary Committee
  564. Outcome
  565. Previous cases before the Disciplinary Committee
  566. Cases unlikely to result in the referral to the Disciplinary Committee
  567. Aggravating and mitigating factors
  568. RVN Case Examiner Group decision-making guidance (Stage 1)
  569. The RVN Case Examiner Group
  570. Areas of particular concern
  571. Areas not likely to result in the finding of an arguable case
  572. Outcome
  573. RVN PIC decision-making guidance (Stage 2)
  574. The RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  575. Progressing a case to the RVN Disciplinary Committee
  576. Outcome
  577. Previous cases before the Disciplinary Committee
  578. Cases unlikely to result in the referral to the RVN Disciplinary Committee
  579. Aggravating and mitigating factors
  580. RCVS protocol on handling of convictions, cautions and adverse findings declared by veterinary surgeons
  581. Background
  582. Code of Professional Conduct
  583. About this document
  584. What am I required to disclose to the RCVS?
  585. What are the minor offences excluded from disclosure?
  586. What is a ‘protected’ spent conviction?
  587. When do I have to disclose?
  588. What are the consequences of failing to make an appropriate disclosure?
  589. How should I disclose convictions to the RCVS?
  590. What happens once convictions are disclosed to the RCVS?
  591. Closed cases
  592. Annex A - Convictions and cautions protected for the purpose of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  593. How to request a review of a decision
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