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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
  19. 7 March 2019
  20. 17 January 2019
  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. Council elections
  39. How to stand for election
  40. Previous election results
  41. RCVS Council election 2021
  42. Past-Presidents
  43. VN Council
  44. VN Council members
  45. VN Council meetings
  46. 12 May 2021
  47. 10 February 2021
  48. 9 September 2020
  49. 6 May 2020
  50. 12 February 2020
  51. 13 November 2019
  52. 11 September 2019
  53. 8 May 2019
  54. 6 February 2019
  55. 2 October 2018
  56. 1 May 2018
  57. 30 January 2018
  58. 3 October 2017
  59. 2 May 2017
  60. 31 January 2017
  61. 4 October 2016
  62. 3 May 2016
  63. 2 February 2016
  64. 8 October 2015
  65. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  66. VN Futures Project Board
  67. Veterinary Nurse Education Committee
  68. VN Council elections
  69. Previous results
  70. How to stand for election
  71. VN Council election 2021
  72. Mrs Samantha Jayne Anderson
  73. Mrs Kirsten Cavill
  74. Miss Rebecca Jane Clark
  75. Miss Sophie Louise Connolly
  76. Miss Olivia Jade Dunlop
  77. Mr Thomas Griffiths
  78. Mr Daniel James Hogan
  79. Mr Steven David Patrick Johnson
  80. Mrs Carly Kilby
  81. Mrs Donna Leigh Lewis
  82. Mr Lee Thomas Vaughan
  83. Miss Francesca Ware
  84. Miss Diana Elizabeth Joyce Wilson
  85. Mrs Tania Yelland
  86. Officer Team
  87. Legislation Working Party
  88. Brexit Taskforce
  89. Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)
  90. Committees, subcommittees and groups
  91. Advancement of the Professions Committee
  92. Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIG)
  93. Fellowship Board
  94. Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce
  95. Vet Futures Project Board
  96. 5 May 2020
  97. 11 February 2020
  98. 12 November 2019
  99. 10 September 2019
  100. 7 May 2019
  101. 5 February 2019
  102. 22 November 2018
  103. 10 November 2020
  104. 11 May 2021
  105. Audit and Risk Committee
  106. 16 October 2014
  107. 25 April 2014
  108. 30 January 2014
  109. 2 May 2013
  110. 1 March 2013
  111. 30 November 2012
  112. 17 October 2012
  113. Elizabeth Butler
  114. Judith Rutherford
  115. Janice Shardlow
  116. Victor Olowe
  117. Education Committee
  118. 15 September 2020
  119. 5 May 2020
  120. 11 February 2020
  121. 12 November 2019
  122. 10 September 2019
  123. 7 May 2019
  124. February 2019
  125. 3 October 2018
  126. 2 May 2018
  127. 7 February 2018
  128. 4 October 2017
  129. May 2017
  130. February 2017
  131. 5 October 2016
  132. 4 May 2016
  133. 3 February 2016
  134. 7 October 2015
  135. Primary Qualifications Subcommittee
  136. EMS Co-ordinators Liaison Group
  137. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  138. Graduate Outcomes Working Group
  139. Specialist Subcommittee
  140. CPD Compliance Panel
  141. CPD Policy Working Party
  142. 20 November 2020
  143. 9 February 2021
  144. 11 May 2021
  145. Finance and Resources Committee
  146. Estate Strategy Group
  147. Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee
  148. Registration Committee
  149. Standards Committee
  150. Certification Subcommittee
  151. Ethics Review Panel
  152. Recognised Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  153. Riding Establishments Subcommittee
  154. 7 September 2020
  155. Practice Standards Group
  156. 27 April 2020
  157. 10 February 2020
  158. 11 November 2019
  159. 9 September 2019
  160. 28 May 2019
  161. 19 April 2019
  162. 30 January 2019
  163. 26 September 2018
  164. 25 April 2018
  165. 24 January 2018
  166. 27 September 2017
  167. 26 April 2017
  168. 25 January 2017
  169. 28 September 2016
  170. 27 April 2016
  171. 27 January 2016
  172. 30 September 2015
  173. 9 November 2020
  174. 15 December 2020
  175. 12 January 2021
  176. 08 February 2021
  177. Disciplinary Committee
  178. Mr Ian Arundale
  179. Prof Alistair Barr FRCVS
  180. Dr Hazel Bentall MRCVS
  181. Dr Nick Blayney BVSc MRCVS
  182. Dr Jane Downes MRCVS
  183. Prof Helga Drummond
  184. Mr Stuart Drummond
  185. Dr Amy Hawthorn BVetMed MRCVS
  186. Ms Cerys Jones LLB (Hons)
  187. Ms Chitra Karve
  188. Dr Jeremy Kirk VetMB MRCVS
  189. Dr Austin Kirwan BVSc MA MBA MRCVS
  190. Dr Charles Ross BVMS MRCVS
  191. Mr Peter Smith
  192. Dr Margaret Stoddart BVet Med, PhD, DVR, MRCVS
  193. Ms Judith Way JP BSc Solicitor
  194. Ms Judith Webb MBE Bsc PGCE MSc
  195. Dr Martin Whiting MRCVS
  196. Mrs Helen Russell RVN
  197. Ms Hilary Lloyd
  198. Mrs Jennifer Stone RVN
  199. Ms Stephanie McIntosh
  200. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  201. Mr John Anderson MBE
  202. Mr Andrew Ash MRCVS
  203. Georgie Barnard
  204. Mr Kenneth Caley
  205. Mr David Harding BVM&S MRCVS
  206. Mr Harvey Locke BVSc MRCVS
  207. Dr Jeremy Mantell MRCVS
  208. Mr Timothy Skelton BSc
  209. Dr Bradley Viner BVetMed MSc(VetGP) DProf FRCVS
  210. Dr Adrian Ward MRCVS
  211. PIC Lay Observers
  212. Dr Samantha Bloomfield MRCVS
  213. Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee
  214. Veterinary Nurse Preliminary Investigation Committee
  215. Sarah Bedwell
  216. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  217. Mrs Suzanne Edwards BSc (Hons) RVN
  218. Mrs Susan Macaldowie BVMS MRCVS
  219. Dr Arun Midha
  220. Registration Appeals Committee
  221. Examinations Appeals Committee
  222. Specialist Recognition Appeals Committee
  223. Paper classification: some definitions
  224. Senior team
  225. Work for us
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  240. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  241. Honours & awards
  242. Awards 2020
  243. Awards recipients
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  245. The Queen's Medal
  246. The Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award
  247. The RCVS International Award
  248. The RCVS Impact Award
  249. The RCVS Inspiration Award
  250. Honorary Associateship
  251. The RCVS Compassion Award
  252. The RCVS Student Community Award
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  274. CPD course for overseas vets & VNs
  275. SPVS VMG virtual congress 2021
  276. Policy
  277. Veterinary Legislation Review
  278. Legislation Working Party
  279. Exemption Orders & Associates Working Party
  280. Veterinary Nursing Schedule 3 Working Party
  281. Governance reform
  282. Information for MPs
  283. Environment and Sustainability Working Party
  284. January 2021 Meeting Summary
  285. March 2021 meeting summary
  286. Veterinary Technician Working Party
  287. Meeting Summary - January 2021
  288. Meeting Summary - March 2021
  289. Our consultations
  290. Review of 'under care' and 24/7 emergency cover
  291. Legislative reform consultation
  292. Executive summary
  293. Introduction
  294. Part 1: Embracing the vet-led team
  295. Part 2: Enhancing the VN role
  296. Part 3: Assuring practice regulation
  297. Part 4: Introduce a modern ‘Fitness to Practise’ regime
  298. Part 5: Modernising RCVS registration
  299. Conclusions
  300. Graduate Outcomes Consultation
  301. Graduate Outcomes Working Group members
  302. Proposed new framework for post-registration VN qualifications
  303. Review of Schedule 3
  304. RCVS review of the use of telemedicine within veterinary practice
  305. RCVS review of continuing professional development
  306. Help to develop CPD for the future
  307. Review of Year-One Competences for veterinary surgeons
  308. Review of day-one clinical skills for veterinary nurses
  309. Practice Standards Scheme review - final stage consultation
  310. Use of the courtesy title 'Dr' by veterinary surgeons
  311. Contact the press office
  312. Registration
  313. Applications - Veterinary surgeons
  314. Registration dates
  315. Statutory framework for registration
  316. Australia
  317. Canada
  318. New Zealand
  319. South Africa
  320. United Kingdom
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  322. How to apply
  323. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  324. Statutory Membership Exam
  325. RCVS requirements for 'intention to sit' and 'seeing practice' forms
  326. Renewing your intention to sit
  327. Temporary COVID-19 Changes
  328. Europe
  329. English language requirement
  330. Applications - Veterinary nurses
  331. UK-qualified veterinary nurses
  332. Registration of veterinary nurses educated outside the UK
  333. Veterinary nurse pre-registration examinations
  334. Practical examinations
  335. Examination results
  336. Applications - Veterinary premises
  337. Check our Registers
  338. About the RCVS Register
  339. About the VN Register
  340. Maintaining and amending your registration
  341. Completing your annual renewal
  342. Change of category fees
  343. Amending your registration
  344. Amending your registration category
  345. Voluntary removal and restoration
  346. Vets - voluntary removal and restoration
  347. VNs - voluntary removal and restoration
  348. Replacement Membership Certificates
  349. Frequently Asked Questions
  350. Disclosing convictions and/ or adverse findings
  351. Working abroad
  352. Vets working in the EU
  353. Letters of good standing
  354. Find a Vet practice staff
  355. Fellowship
  356. How to apply for Fellowship
  357. Fellows Directory
  358. Fellowship Day
  359. Fellowship Evening 2020
  360. Fellowship Day 2019
  361. Fellows of the Future?
  362. Try, try and try again: some personal reflections on the development of the anaesthetic propofol
  363. Fellowship Day 2018
  364. Fellows of the Future?
  365. The importance of public engagement in science
  366. Challenges facing the UK veterinary profession over the next 10 years
  367. Fellowship Day 2017
  368. Fellows in Focus
  369. International vet work – methods, mayhem and madness
  370. Is the art of the physical exam dying?
  371. Dealing with the worm that turned
  372. Complexity of common diseases
  373. Why 99% of the world’s equine vets treat only 10% of the world’s equines. How can we start to redress this imbalance?
  374. Whose best interests?
  375. Leadership – observations and learnings during a clinical, academic and commercial career
  376. Mission Rabies
  377. The health of corals, and their importance for society
  378. All structures great and small: is the profession coping with the rapid changes in the veterinary sector?
  379. Do badgers kill cows or cows kill badgers?
  380. A personal perspective of the medical-veterinary relationship
  381. General practice is the most important veterinary specialism
  382. Causes and cures for cataracts
  383. Nature’s wings and their passengers
  384. High mortality in a sheep flock caused by tick-born diseases – a diagnostic challenge
  385. One Pain: how pets can contribute to translational research
  386. The hidden curriculum: why it matters
  387. Bridging the gaps through mentoring, training, career development and outreach
  388. Rare or well done?
  389. Fellowship Science Advisory Panel
  390. Lifelong learning
  391. Students
  392. Veterinary students
  393. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  394. Veterinary nursing students
  395. Enrolling as a student veterinary nurse
  396. Approved Training Practices
  397. Student VNs - Forms & FAQs
  398. City and Guilds – FAQs
  399. Veterinary Nurse Patient-Based Assessment
  400. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  401. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  402. PDP Research
  403. VetGDP
  404. Could you become a VetGDP Adviser?
  405. Becoming an RCVS-Approved Graduate Development Practice
  406. VetGDP – information for students
  407. VetGDP Interactive Online Workshops
  408. VetGDP Guidance
  409. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  410. Access 1CPD
  411. Resources to help you use 1CPD
  412. How do I plan my CPD?
  413. What do I need to do?
  414. How do I record my CPD?
  415. How do I reflect?
  416. CPD Buddy
  417. Postgraduate and post-registration qualifications
  418. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  419. Enrolment
  420. Module subjects
  421. Designated certificates
  422. Synoptic assessment
  423. Accredited university contact details
  424. Information for universities
  425. Frequently asked questions
  426. Diplomas
  427. Pathology
  428. Research
  429. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  430. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  431. Professional accreditation
  432. Advanced Practitioner status
  433. Specialist status
  434. RCVS Leadership Initiative
  435. Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme
  436. Inspiring Veterinary Leaders
  437. 12 veterinary professionals showcase
  438. Career development for veterinary nurses
  439. Setting standards
  440. Practice Standards Scheme
  441. Remote assessments
  442. Information for existing members
  443. The Practice Standard (April 2021)
  444. Overview of practice standards
  445. About the Practice Standards Scheme
  446. Meet the PSS Assessors
  447. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  448. Meet the PSS Team
  449. Five-year review: updates and changes to requirements
  450. Which accreditation is right for your practice and how to apply
  451. How do I apply for PSS Awards?
  452. Award-winning PSS practices
  453. What happens during an assessment?
  454. About Stanley, our support system for the PSS
  455. How do I update my accredited-practice information?
  456. How can I promote my RCVS accreditation?
  457. Advice & guidance
  458. Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  459. 4. Can I prescribe POM-V medicines via remote means without a physical examination? (09/04/20)
  460. 17. How can I help in the national effort to fight the pandemic? (08/04/20)
  461. Resources
  462. Covid-19 Taskforce
  463. Retention fee FAQs
  464. Contact the Advice Team
  465. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  466. Supporting guidance
  467. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  468. Supporting guidance
  469. GDPR – RCVS information and Q&As
  470. Advice on Schedule 3
  471. FAQs – Common medicines pitfalls
  472. Accrediting primary qualifications
  473. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  474. Accreditation Standards
  475. Visitations
  476. RCVS visitors
  477. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  478. Accreditation visitation reports
  479. Accreditation visitors
  480. External review of the RCVS by ENQA
  481. Requirements for remote and online student assessments
  482. Riding Establishments
  483. Concerns
  484. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  485. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  486. What you need to know first
  487. Tell us about your concern
  488. How we assess and investigate concerns
  489. How we make decisions
  490. Our terms explained
  491. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  492. What you need to know first
  493. Tell us about your concern
  494. How we assess and investigate concerns
  495. How we make decisions
  496. Our terms explained
  497. Confidential Reporting Line
  498. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  499. A concern has been raised about me
  500. Information for veterinary surgeons
  501. How we assess and investigate concerns
  502. How we make decisions
  503. Our terms explained
  504. Information for veterinary nurses
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  506. How we make decisions
  507. Our terms explained
  508. Professional Conduct (ProfCon) Investigation Support
  509. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  510. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
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