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CQ vet nurse educator awards seek nominations
The awards will be presented at Central Hall, Westminster, on 9 March.
Nominations are open until 2 February.

Veterinary professionals and students are being asked to nominate candidates for this year’s Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Awards.

Organised by Central Qualifications (CQ), the awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of those involved in training and educating veterinary nurses in the UK, from college tutors to clinical coaches and other training team members.

The awards will be presented during this year’s CQ Graduation and Awards Ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster, on Saturday, 9 March 2024. The event will celebrate the achievements of both staff and students and will include a keynote speech from adventurer, author and presenter Ben Fogle.

Last year, Helen Clarke of Myserscough College and Nicola Newman of Plumpton College were awarded for their contributions to the profession.

Jacqui Garrett, CQ director, said: “The Veterinary Nurse Educator of the Year Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of the people training the next generation of veterinary nurses.

“If you know someone who deserves recognition, whether a tutor who has inspired you on your journey towards joining the veterinary profession, or a colleague who goes the extra mile for their students, please do nominate them. It's a chance to give something back to those who give so much for others.”

Nominations can be made online. The closing date is Friday, 2 February 2024.

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Special imports digital service set to change

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 From Monday, 15 July, Special Import Certificate (SIC) applications will only be accepted via the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's (VMD's) new special imports digital service.

The original online special import scheme will be decommissioned. The VMD says that the new service is easier to use, more secure and reliable, and meets accessibility legislation.

The VMD is urging veterinary surgeons who have not yet signed up for the new service to do so before 15 July. The new digital service can be accessed here

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RCVS course explains concerns process

A free, online course from the RCVS Academy has been launched, designed to clarify RCVS' concerns procedure.

The content will give veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses a better understanding of the process, and what they can expect if a concern is raised about them. It includes details of common concerns.

The interactive resource has been developed in collaboration with Clare Stringfellow, case manager in the RCVS Professional Conduct Team.

Ms Stringfellow said: "We appreciate that concerns can be very worrying, and we hope that, through this course, we can give vets and nurses a better understanding of the process and how to obtain additional support."

The course can be accessed via the RCVS Academy. Users are encouraged to record their learning for CPD.