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NOAH and VMD issue joint statement on Brexit
'With this planning in place, we are confident that we have made every effort to ensure continuity of supply of veterinary medicines in the UK.'
Government 'confident’ about veterinary medicines supply in all scenarios

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have issued a joint statement in relation to the supply of veterinary medicines post-Brexit.

According to the statement, the government is working with animal health companies who have been carrying out extensive contingency planning for all Brexit scenarios, including no deal.

The statement said: ‘These plans cover all aspects of their supply chains, from regulatory compliance and stocking levels to logistics and customs. They also include, as appropriate, increasing stocks of products in the UK, changing supply routes, transferring marketing authorisations and other regulatory processes.
 
‘To reduce any risk to medicines availability in the UK, detailed planning is ongoing to ensure that supply chain measures are appropriate to address the sector’s complex needs and priorities.’

The statement continues: ‘Much work has been done by companies with the objective of ensuring fair and appropriate distribution of this inventory to avoid disruption. Supply is expected to cope with a normal ordering pattern with adequate forward planning and communication with suppliers.

‘With this planning in place, we are confident that we have made every effort to ensure continuity of supply of veterinary medicines in the UK.’

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Registrations open for overseas veterinary professionals course

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 Registrations are now open for the RCVS CPD course for overseas veterinary professionals, which covers an introduction to the UK veterinary professions.

The course is aimed at overseas-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses during their first two years of working in the UK, in addition to those considering working here. It provides graduates with the key information and skills required to practice in the UK, as well as helping them understand their legal duties as veterinary professionals.

For more information and to book your place please click here. The course will be held at Belgravia House, London, on Wednesday 12 June.  

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BVA launches award to celebrate young vets

A new award has been launched to celebrate inspirational young vets who are making a difference in their day to day work.

Nominations are now open for the BVA Young Vet of the Year Award, which is the first of its kind. It is open to all vets registered with the RCVS in the first eight years of their careers, working in any veterinary sphere, including clinical practice, research, education or veterinary politics. Organisers are looking for an ‘exceptional young vet’ whose work has benefitted the veterinary community or the workplace.

The awards are open for self-entry and nominations by 1 August 2019. The winner will be announced at London Vet Show on 14 November 2019, where a £1000 cash prize will be awarded, alongside a ‘career enhancing experience’ with Zoetis.