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  2. RCVS Council
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  5. Council meetings
  6. 8 June 2023
  7. 16 March 2023
  8. 19 January 2023
  9. 10 November 2022
  10. 9 November 2022
  11. 8 September 2022
  12. 6 July 2022
  13. 9 June 2022
  14. 21 April 2022
  15. 17 March 2022
  16. 20 January 2022
  17. 11 November 2021
  18. 9 September 2021
  19. 10 June 2021
  20. 18 March 2021
  21. 21 January 2021
  22. 22 December 2020
  23. 5 November 2020
  24. 8 October 2020
  25. 21 September 2020
  26. 3 September 2020
  27. 4 June 2020
  28. 16 April 2020
  29. 5 March 2020
  30. 23 January 2020
  31. 7 November 2019
  32. 5 September 2019
  33. 3 October 2019
  34. 13 June 2019
  35. 7 March 2019
  36. 17 January 2019
  37. 1 November 2018
  38. 27 September 2018
  39. 7 September 2023
  40. 9 November 2023
  41. 18 January 2024
  42. 14 March 2024
  43. Council elections
  44. Previous election results
  45. Dr Gerard Henry
  46. Dr Peter Higgins
  47. Professor David Barrett
  48. Dr Sinéad Bennett
  49. Dr Mark Bowen
  50. Richard Brown
  51. Paddy Gordon
  52. Dr Zara Kennedy
  53. Dr Thomas Lonsdale
  54. Penelope Morgan
  55. Dr Kate Richards
  56. Dr Richard Sanderson
  57. Sally Schroeder
  58. Dr Lara Wilson
  59. Past-Presidents
  60. VN Council
  61. VN Council members
  62. VN Council meetings
  63. 10 May 2023
  64. 8 February 2023
  65. 16 November 2022
  66. 14 September 2022
  67. 11 May 2022
  68. 9 February 2022
  69. 17 November 2021
  70. 15 September 2021
  71. 12 May 2021
  72. 10 February 2021
  73. 9 September 2020
  74. 6 May 2020
  75. 12 February 2020
  76. 13 November 2019
  77. 11 September 2019
  78. 8 May 2019
  79. 6 February 2019
  80. 2 October 2018
  81. 13 September 2023
  82. 15 November 2023
  83. 28 February 2024
  84. 22 May 2024
  85. Membership of committees & sub-committees
  86. VN Futures Project Board
  87. Veterinary Nurse Education Committee
  88. VN Council elections
  89. Previous results
  90. Susan Howarth
  91. Stuart Bobby Miller
  92. Kirsty Young
  93. Officer Team
  94. Legislation Working Party
  95. Brexit Taskforce
  96. Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)
  97. Committees, subcommittees and groups
  98. Standards Committee
  99. Certification Subcommittee
  100. Ethics Review Panel
  101. Routine Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  102. Riding Establishments Subcommittee
  103. Practice Standards Group
  104. 21 February 2023
  105. 6 February 2023
  106. 7 December 2022
  107. 14 November 2022
  108. 10 November 2022
  109. 24 October 2022
  110. 12 September 2022
  111. 4 August 2022
  112. 16 June 2022
  113. 19 May 2022
  114. 9 May 2022
  115. 31 March 2022
  116. 7 February 2022
  117. 24 January 2022
  118. 15 December 2021
  119. 15 November 2021
  120. 26 October 2021
  121. 13 September 2021
  122. 25 August 2021
  123. 4 August 2021
  124. 16 July 2021
  125. 10 May 2021
  126. 4 March 2021
  127. 08 February 2021
  128. 12 January 2021
  129. 9 November 2020
  130. 15 December 2020
  131. 7 September 2020
  132. 27 April 2020
  133. 10 February 2020
  134. 11 November 2019
  135. 9 September 2019
  136. 28 May 2019
  137. 19 April 2019
  138. 30 January 2019
  139. 15 May 2023
  140. 25 August 2023
  141. 11 September 2023
  142. 13 November 2023
  143. 14 February 2024
  144. 16 April 2024
  145. Advancement of the Professions Committee
  146. Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIG)
  147. Fellowship Board
  148. Mind Matters Initiative Taskforce
  149. Vet Futures Project Board
  150. 7 February 2023
  151. 15 November 2022
  152. 13 September 2022
  153. 10 May 2022
  154. 8 February 2022
  155. 16 November 2021
  156. 14 September 2021
  157. 11 May 2021
  158. 10 November 2020
  159. 5 May 2020
  160. 11 February 2020
  161. 12 November 2019
  162. 7 May 2019
  163. 10 September 2019
  164. 5 February 2019
  165. 22 November 2018
  166. 9 May 2023
  167. 14 November 2023
  168. 7 February 2024
  169. 12 September 2023
  170. Audit and Risk Committee
  171. Elizabeth Butler
  172. Victor Olowe
  173. Judith Rutherford
  174. Janice Shardlow
  175. Kalwant Grewal
  176. Education Committee
  177. Primary Qualifications Subcommittee
  178. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Subcommittee
  179. Specialist Subcommittee
  180. CPD Policy and Compliance Subcommittee
  181. Veterinary Graduate Development Programme Subcommittee
  182. 9 May 2023
  183. 7 February 2023
  184. 15 November 2022
  185. 13 September 2022
  186. 10 May 2022
  187. 8 February 2022
  188. 16 November 2021
  189. 14 September 2021
  190. 11 May 2021
  191. 9 February 2021
  192. 20 November 2020
  193. 15 September 2020
  194. 5 May 2020
  195. 11 February 2020
  196. 12 November 2019
  197. 10 September 2019
  198. 7 May 2019
  199. February 2019
  200. 3 October 2018
  201. 12 September 2023
  202. 14 November 2023
  203. 27 February 2024
  204. Veterinary Clinical Careers Pathway
  205. Finance and Resources Committee
  206. Estate Strategy Group
  207. Disciplinary Committee
  208. Dr Amy Hawthorn BVetMed MRCVS
  209. Dr Jeremy Kirk VetMB MRCVS
  210. Ms Helena Jones
  211. Dr Charles Ross BVMS MRCVS
  212. Ms Hilary Lloyd
  213. Ms Stephanie McIntosh
  214. Mr Peter Smith
  215. Dr Neil Slater MRCVS
  216. Mr Paul Francis Morris
  217. Mrs Helen Russell RVN
  218. Dr Kathryn Elizabeth Peaty
  219. Rt Hon David Heath CBE
  220. Mr Colin Childs
  221. Susan Ridge CB
  222. Dr Melanie Fleming MRCVS
  223. Dr James Wallace BVMS,GPCertEqP CertEM(IntMed) MRCVS
  224. Dr James Tong BVSC CertEP CertVR MRCVS
  225. Mr Christopher Sherpherd BVM&S MRCVS
  226. Mr James Hurden
  227. Ms Catharine Seddon
  228. Dr Karen Marguerite Coumbe
  229. Charter Case Committee
  230. Charter Case Committee Protocol
  231. Charter Case Committee Rules
  232. Dr Andrew Alexander Gardiner MRCVS
  233. Mrs Helen Rosemary Farrant RVN
  234. Ms Jane Kilgannon
  235. Mrs Kathryn Latimer RVN
  236. Mrs Rachel Cook
  237. Dr Rhian Louise Littlehales MRCVS
  238. Ms Cerys Jones
  239. Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee
  240. Registration Committee
  241. Preliminary Investigation Committee
  242. Mr Kenneth Caley
  243. Georgie Barnard
  244. Mrs Anna Hammond MRCVS
  245. Dr Robert Scott McRae MRCVS
  246. Mrs Victoria Smith
  247. Dr Bradley Viner BVetMed MSc(VetGP) DProf FRCVS
  248. Dr Laura Perez Klein MRCVS
  249. Ms Miranda Winram
  250. Mr Timothy Skelton BSc
  251. PIC Lay Observers
  252. Dr Caroline Queen MRCVS
  253. Dr Katharine Nelson MRCVS
  254. Mrs Jennifer Wright MRCVS
  255. Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee
  256. Veterinary Nurse Preliminary Investigation Committee
  257. Ms Sally Bowden BSc(Hons)CertEd RVN
  258. Mr Damian Kearney
  259. Mr Mark Stobbs
  260. Mrs Susan Holt MRes BSc (Hons), RVN, Cert PM&A, PGCHE, FHEA
  261. Mrs Kelly Tillett RVN REVN
  262. Dr Jane Downes MRCVS
  263. Examinations Appeals Committee
  264. Specialist Recognition Appeals Committee
  265. Paper classification: some definitions
  266. Remuneration Subcommittee
  267. Nominations Subcommittee
  268. Accreditation Appeals Committee
  269. Senior team
  270. Work for us
  271. Contact us
  272. Complaints about the College
  273. How to find us
  274. How we work
  275. The role of the RCVS
  276. Strategic Plan 2020-2024
  277. Strategic Plan 2017-2019
  278. Royal Charter and legislation
  279. Royal Charters and Bye-Laws
  280. Government legislation
  281. Regulations, rules and the election scheme
  282. Honours & awards
  283. Recipients of RCVS Honours
  284. The Queen's Medal
  285. The Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award
  286. The RCVS International Award
  287. The RCVS Impact Award
  288. The RCVS Inspiration Award
  289. Honorary Associateship
  290. The RCVS Compassion Award
  291. The RCVS Student Community Award
  292. Our Service Promise
  293. Service Standards
  294. Complaints about the College
  295. Fees
  296. How to pay your fees
  297. Annual renewal fees from 2016
  298. Video Guides
  299. News & views
  300. News
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  303. Webinars and podcasts
  304. Publications
  305. CPD poster
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  307. Our publications explained
  308. Events and meetings
  309. Past events
  310. RCVS Question Times
  311. Royal College Day
  312. Royal College Day 2023
  313. Veterinary Nurses Day
  314. Veterinary Nursing Diamond Jubilee
  315. VN Diamond Jubilee Events & Activities
  316. ECC 3 – 6 November 2021
  317. Congresses
  318. Neurodiversity
  319. Policy
  320. Veterinary Legislation Review
  321. Legislation Working Party
  322. Exemption Orders & Associates Working Party
  323. Information for MPs
  324. Environment and Sustainability Working Party
  325. October 2021 meeting summary
  326. July 2021 meeting summary
  327. May 2021 meeting summary
  328. March 2021 meeting summary
  329. January 2021 meeting summary
  330. The Limited Licensure & Reasonable Adjustment Working Party
  331. December 2022 meeting summary
  332. August 2022 meeting summary
  333. Our consultations
  334. Review of 'under care' and 24/7 emergency cover
  335. Review of day one competences, skills and professional behaviours for veterinary nurses
  336. Draft Accreditation Standards and Accreditation Methodology for veterinary degree programmes
  337. Legislative reform consultation
  338. Executive summary
  339. Introduction
  340. Part 1: Embracing the vet-led team
  341. Part 2: Enhancing the VN role
  342. Part 3: Assuring practice regulation
  343. Part 4: Introduce a modern ‘Fitness to Practise’ regime
  344. Part 5: Modernising RCVS registration
  345. Conclusions
  346. Graduate Outcomes Consultation
  347. Proposed new framework for post-registration VN qualifications
  348. Review of the Standards Framework for Veterinary Nurse Education and Training
  349. Standard 1 - Learning culture
  350. Standard 2 - Governance and quality
  351. Standard 3 - Student empowerment
  352. Standard 4 - Educators and assessors
  353. Standard 5 - Curricula and assessment
  354. Standard 6 - Effective clinical learning
  355. The RCVS Leavers survey
  356. Leaving the UK Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing Profession surveys: Privacy notice
  357. Contact the press office
  358. Registration
  359. Applications - Veterinary surgeons
  360. Statutory Membership Exam
  361. Seeing practice
  362. English language requirements
  363. Statutory framework for registration
  364. Grenada
  365. Europe
  366. Australia
  367. Japan
  368. Canada
  369. New Zealand
  370. South Africa
  371. United Kingdom
  372. Registering as a veterinary surgeon – UK graduates
  373. USA
  374. How to apply
  375. Restricted (Temporary) Registration
  376. Hong Kong
  377. Applications - Veterinary nurses
  378. UK-qualified veterinary nurses
  379. Registration of veterinary nurses educated outside the UK
  380. Veterinary nurse pre-registration examinations
  381. Practical examinations
  382. Applications - Veterinary premises
  383. Check our Registers
  384. About the RCVS Register
  385. About the VN Register
  386. Maintaining and amending your registration
  387. Completing your annual renewal
  388. Change of category fees
  389. Amending your registration
  390. Amending your registration category
  391. Voluntary removal and restoration
  392. Vets - voluntary removal and restoration
  393. VNs - voluntary removal and restoration
  394. Replacement Membership Certificates
  395. Frequently Asked Questions
  396. Disclosing convictions and/or adverse findings
  397. Working abroad
  398. Vets working in the EU
  399. Letters of good standing
  400. Find a Vet practice staff
  401. 'Working in the UK' online courses
  402. Fellowship
  403. How to apply for Fellowship
  404. Fellows Directory
  405. Fellowship Day
  406. Fellowship Day 2022
  407. Fellowship Week 2021
  408. Fellowship Evening 2020
  409. Fellowship Day 2019
  410. Fellows of the Future?
  411. Try, try and try again: some personal reflections on the development of the anaesthetic propofol
  412. Fellowship Day 2018
  413. Fellows of the Future?
  414. The importance of public engagement in science
  415. Fellows in Focus
  416. International vet work – methods, mayhem and madness
  417. Is the art of the physical exam dying?
  418. Dealing with the worm that turned
  419. Complexity of common diseases
  420. Why 99% of the world’s equine vets treat only 10% of the world’s equines. How can we start to redress this imbalance?
  421. Whose best interests?
  422. Leadership – observations and learnings during a clinical, academic and commercial career
  423. Mission Rabies
  424. The health of corals, and their importance for society
  425. All structures great and small: is the profession coping with the rapid changes in the veterinary sector?
  426. Do badgers kill cows or cows kill badgers?
  427. A personal perspective of the medical-veterinary relationship
  428. General practice is the most important veterinary specialism
  429. Causes and cures for cataracts
  430. Nature’s wings and their passengers
  431. High mortality in a sheep flock caused by tick-born diseases – a diagnostic challenge
  432. One Pain: how pets can contribute to translational research
  433. The hidden curriculum: why it matters
  434. Bridging the gaps through mentoring, training, career development and outreach
  435. Rare or well done?
  436. Fellowship Science Advisory Panel
  437. Credentials Panel recruitment
  438. Become a Fellowship Mentor
  439. Fellows of the Future Student Competition 2023 submissions
  440. 'Fellows of the Future' student research submissions 2024
  441. RCVS Fellowship Board Elections 2024
  442. Chair of the RCVS Fellowship Board specification
  443. Chairs of the RCVS Fellowship Credentials Panel specification 2024
  444. Fellowship Board Elections 2024 FAQs
  445. RCVS Fellowship Board Election 2024 guidance notes for candidates
  446. Lifelong learning
  447. Students
  448. Veterinary students
  449. Extra-mural studies (EMS)
  450. Veterinary nursing students
  451. Enrolling as a student veterinary nurse
  452. Approved Training Practices
  453. Student VNs - Forms & FAQs
  454. Student policy EMS placement
  455. VetGDP
  456. VetGDP Advisers
  457. VetGDP Adviser declaration
  458. E-portfolio user guide for VetGDP Advisers
  459. VetGDP Adviser case studies
  460. Practices and workplaces
  461. VetGDP Practice or Workplace Declaration
  462. Graduates and students
  463. VetGDP Graduate Declaration and exemptions
  464. Preparing to submit your VetGDP
  465. E-portfolio user guide for veterinary graduates
  466. VetGDP Graduates Case Studies
  467. VetGDP information to help you get started
  468. VetGDP e-portfolio
  469. VetGDP guidance
  470. VetGDP FAQs
  471. Overseas vets
  472. Vets returning to the UK Practising Register after 5+ years away
  473. Professional Development Phase (PDP)
  474. Meet the Postgraduate Deans
  475. Continuing professional development (CPD)
  476. CPD webinars
  477. Postgraduate and post-registration qualifications
  478. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP)
  479. Enrolment
  480. Module subjects
  481. Designated certificates
  482. Synoptic assessment
  483. Accredited university contact details
  484. Information for universities
  485. Frequently asked questions
  486. Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  487. Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing
  488. Professional accreditation
  489. Advanced Practitioner status
  490. Specialist status
  491. RCVS Leadership Initiative
  492. Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme
  493. Inspiring Veterinary Leaders
  494. 12 veterinary professionals showcase
  495. RCVS Leadership Library
  496. Delegation
  497. Difficult Conversations
  498. Inclusive Leadership
  499. Leading and Working in Teams
  500. Quality Improvement
  501. Leading and Managing Change
  502. RCVS Academy
  503. Setting standards
  504. Practice Standards Scheme
  505. Applying to the PSS
  506. The PSS assessment process
  507. PSS awards
  508. Meet the PSS team
  509. Meet the PSS assessors
  510. PSS assessor training
  511. Meet the Practice Standards Group
  512. PSS updates
  513. Environmental sustainability module and award
  514. PSS accreditation levels
  515. Using the Stanley system
  516. Updating your practice information
  517. Promoting your RCVS accreditation
  518. PSS training and resources
  519. Advice & guidance
  520. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons
  521. Supporting guidance
  522. Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses
  523. Supporting guidance
  524. Contact the Advice Team
  525. XL Bully dog ban
  526. 'Under care' - new guidance
  527. Under care: practice scenarios
  528. Advice on Schedule 3
  529. Controlled Drugs Guidance – A to Z
  530. Dealing with Difficult Situations webinar recordings
  531. FAQs – Common medicines pitfalls
  532. FAQs – Routine veterinary practice and clinical veterinary research
  533. GDPR – RCVS information and Q&As
  534. Accrediting primary qualifications
  535. Accrediting veterinary degrees
  536. Accreditation Standards
  537. Visitations
  538. RCVS Accreditation Panel Members
  539. Accrediting veterinary nursing qualifications
  540. Accreditation visitation reports
  541. Accreditation visitors
  542. RCVS Day One Competences, Skills and Professional Behaviours for Veterinary Nurses: Introduction
  543. External review of the RCVS by ENQA
  544. Requirements for remote and online student assessments
  545. Riding Establishments
  546. Riding Establishment Training and Induction Course
  547. Concerns
  548. Veterinary professionals: how to raise a concern
  549. I want to raise a concern about a veterinary surgeon
  550. What you need to know first
  551. Tell us about your concern
  552. How we assess and investigate concerns
  553. How we make decisions
  554. Our terms explained
  555. I want to raise a concern about a registered veterinary nurse
  556. What you need to know first
  557. Tell us about your concern
  558. How we assess and investigate concerns
  559. How we make decisions
  560. Our terms explained
  561. Confidential Reporting Line
  562. Animal owners: how to raise a concern
  563. Disciplinary Committee hearings
  564. Charter Case Committee decisions
  565. A concern has been raised about me
  566. Information for veterinary surgeons
  567. How we assess and investigate concerns
  568. How we make decisions
  569. Our terms explained
  570. Information for veterinary nurses
  571. How we assess and investigate concerns
  572. How we make decisions
  573. Our terms explained
  574. Professional Conduct (ProfCon) Investigation Support
  575. Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS)
  576. Reference information
  577. A note on negligence
  578. Being a witness at a Disciplinary Committee hearing – Frequently Asked Questions
  579. Vet Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) decision-making guidance (Stage 1)
  580. The Stage one PIC
  581. Areas of particular concern
  582. Areas not likely to result in referral to Stage two
  583. Factors to be taken Into account in appropriate cases
  584. Vet PIC decision-making guidance (Stage 2)
  585. The aim of the Preliminary Investigation Committee
  586. The referral of cases
  587. Outcome
  588. Previous cases before the Disciplinary Committee
  589. Cases unlikely to result in referral
  590. Aggravating and mitigating factors
  591. RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC) decision-making guidance (Stage 1)
  592. The Stage one RVNPIC
  593. Areas of particular concern
  594. Areas not likely to result in referral to Stage two
  595. Outcome
  596. RVN PIC decision-making guidance (Stage 2)
  597. The RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee
  598. Progressing a case to the RVN Disciplinary Committee
  599. Outcome
  600. Previous cases before the Disciplinary Committee
  601. Cases unlikely to result in the referral to the RVN Disciplinary Committee
  602. Aggravating and mitigating factors
  603. RCVS protocol on handling of convictions, cautions and adverse findings declared by veterinary surgeons
  604. Background
  605. Code of Professional Conduct
  606. About this document
  607. What am I required to disclose to the RCVS?
  608. What are the minor offences excluded from disclosure?
  609. What is a ‘protected’ spent conviction?
  610. When do I have to disclose?
  611. What are the consequences of failing to make an appropriate disclosure?
  612. How should I disclose convictions to the RCVS?
  613. What happens once convictions are disclosed to the RCVS?
  614. Closed cases
  615. Annex A - Convictions and cautions protected for the purpose of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  616. How to request a review of a decision
  617. Illegal veterinary practice
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