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