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