Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee

The Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee serves as a channel for communication between the Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees and the Officer Team, discussing policy issues in connection with the supervision of professional conduct. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

  • Mr Ian Arundale (DC Chair)
  • Ms Amanda Boag MRCVS - Chair
  • Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS (Standards Committee Chair)
  • Mrs Suzanne Edwards RVN (RVN PIC Chair)
  • Dr Neil Smith FRCVS
  • Dr Christopher Sturgess FRCVS
  • Dr Christopher Tufnell MRCVS
  • Dr Bradley Viner FRCVS (PIC Chair)
  • Ms Judith Worthington

 

Secretary

Hannah Alderton (T 020 7856 1033, E h.alderton@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Full terms of reference

The Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee shall include the chair of the Preliminary Investigation Committee (PIC), the chair of the RVN Preliminary Investigation Committee (RVN PIC), the chair of the Disciplinary Committee (DC), at least two members of Council one of whom is a member of the Officer Team, the chair of Standards Committee (SC), one member of the Presidential Team to undertake the role of chair of the (Liaison) Committee for a 3-year term.

The Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee shall serve as a channel for communication between the Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees and the Officer Team, discussing policy issues in connection with the supervision of professional conduct. These shall include the following:

  • the monitoring of performance, including key performance indicators and processes;
  • working methods;
  • budgeting and financial control;
  • arrangements for the recruitment of members of the Committees, appraisal of their performance and selection for chairmanship;
  • arrangements for the appointment of legal advisors (including legal assessors) in connection with the professional conduct function;
  • planning for a public review of the implementation of the legislative reform order; and
  • there would also be a ‘feedback loop’ between DC decisions, outcomes of the PIC and RVN PIC and the SC.

The Preliminary Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Liaison Committee shall report to the Officer Team.

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