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