EMS Co-ordinators Liaison Group

The EMS Co-ordinators Liaison Group is a forum for the EMS Co-ordinators from the UK veterinary schools and practitioners. View full terms of reference.

Members

  • Mandisa Greene (Chair)
  • Veronica Roberts (Bristol)
  • Chris Hudson (Nottingham)
  • Andrew Gardiner (Edinburgh)
  • Matthew Jones (Surrey)
  • Philippa Yam (Glasgow)
  • Penny Watson (Cambridge)
  • Jill Maddison (RVC)
  • Laura Buckley/Karen Noble (Liverpool)
  • Jessica Tangye (BVA)
  • Dave Charles (AVS Rep)
  • Catriona Curtis (SPVS Rep)

 

Secretary

Samantha Eady (T 020 7202 0702, E s.eady@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Terms of reference

The EMS Co-ordinators Liaison Group is a forum for the EMS Co-ordinators from the UK veterinary schools and practitioners (through SPVS and BVA) to discuss EMS activities, share good practice, and exchange ideas and information. The group will also liaise where appropriate with relevant veterinary associations, societies and divisions and government agencies.

The Group is responsible for:

  • considering ways of unifying the EMS activities across the seven schools and for continuing to:
    • maintain and update guidance materials for practices,
    • maintain and update the standard feedback forms,
    • use a common source of data (RCVS Directory of Practices) for identifying EMS practices to avoid duplication in data collection.
  • liaison with RCVS to ensure that national policy on EMS is coordinated and implemented within the schools
  • ensuring a common approach to guidelines on recording and assessment of practical procedures and general professional competences by students participating in EMS.

The Group normally meets twice a year, with one meeting usually hosted by RCVS and SPVS hosting a meeting in September during the annual Final Year Student Seminar at Lancaster.

The Group reports to the RCVS’s Primary Qualifications Subcommittee.

The Group’s membership comprises the EMS Co-ordinator from each of the veterinary schools and representatives from SPVS and BVA. The EMS Co-ordinators’ Liaison Group is chaired by a member of RCVS Council, who also sits on the Primary Qualifications Subcommittee.

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