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RCVS seeks stories of effective innovation during COVID-19
How has your practice adapted to the challenges of COVID-19?

Project to showcase the novel ways the profession has adapted to the pandemic.

The RCVS is seeking stories from veterinary professionals about how they have used effective innovation to adapt to change during the coronavirus pandemic.

The College would like to hear from individuals, practices, educational establishments and organisations about the novel ways they have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 and its associated restrictions.

Examples might include novel ways that a practice has adapted to continue to deliver services to clients who are vulnerable or isolating, or ways an organisation or vet school has transformed from face-to-face delivery of services to digital. They might also include changes to the structure or business model of an organisation that have enabled them to adapt to the current situation.

Dr Chris Tufnell, RCVS council member and innovation lead for the College, said: “We are living through a time of unprecedented change where members of the veterinary community have become the driving forces for innovation. We have been in an innovation overdrive, adapting at pace to transform the ways of working, of serving our clients and patients, and getting things done in less than ideal circumstances.

“So, we would like to know how, over the last five months, what kind of innovative solutions have you been developing or seen people within your organisation developing? We really want to hear from you so we can share your stories to help disseminate knowledge and ideas, and inspire others.”

Stories will be showcased on the ViVet website and social media channels so that others in the profession can learn from the experiences.

They should be submitted to RCVS innovation executive Sophie Rogers, at s.rogers@rcvs.org.uk along with details of your practice or place of work. Photographs are welcomed, and the stories can take any form, such as a blog or case study.

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AWF Student Grant Scheme opens for applications

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 The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications to its 2021 Student Grant Scheme for innovative projects designed to impact animal welfare. The scheme welcomes proposals from undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.

Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk 

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