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 Operational Board, discussing policy issues in connection with the supervision of professional conduct. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

  • Mr Andrew Ash (PIC Chair)
  • Mr Chris Barker MRCVS
  • Ms Amanda Boag MRCVS - Chair
  • Mrs Suzanne Edwards RVN (RVN PIC Chair)
  • Mr Ian Green (DC Chair)
  • Dr Kate Richards MRCVS (Standards Committee Chair)
  • Col Neil Smith FRCVS
  • Dr Christopher Sturgess FRCVS
  • Ms Judith Worthington

 

Secretary

Dawn Wiggins (T 020 7202 0737, E d.wiggins@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 Operational Board, the chair of Standards Committee (SC), one member of the Presidential Team to undertake the role of chair of the (liaison) committee for 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 Operational Board, 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 Operational Board.

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