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RCVS Council votes for new Registration Committee
RCVS Council has voted in favour of a new Registration Committee.
Committee will review and monitor registration rules, policies and procedures.

RCVS Council members have voted unanimously for a new Registration Committee that will make decisions on policies and processes relating to the registration of veterinary professionals.

The decision was reached at the meeting of RCVS Council earlier this month (3 September). Among its terms of reference will include:

  • reviewing and monitoring the registration rules, policies and procedures relating to the Registers of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses
  • advising RCVS Council concerning the creation of new categories of associate members of the RCVS
  • keeping under review data for the Find a Vet service
  • monitoring registration activities and trends
  • considering applications for temporary registration
  • monitoring reports from the Registration and Exams Appeal Committees.

RCVS registrar, Eleanor Ferguson, commented: “Since the introduction of our 2015 Royal Charter, we have had powers to make new categories of associate membership of the RCVS for those members of the vet-led team (for example, veterinary technicians) who are not currently within our regulatory remit.

“We envisage that a key role of the Registration Committee will be to make recommendations to Council on the formal mechanisms and processes by which these allied paraprofessionals can be brought ‘on board’ as associates. Furthermore, with the transition period ending on 31 December this year, it is likely that the registration rules that have hitherto applied for EU graduates will change and the Registration Committee will have a role in developing new registration policy for these EU graduates.”

Members of Council will now be appointed to the Committee, which is expected to begin formally meeting from the start of 2021.

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Tickets on sale for horse welfare conference

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 Tickets are now on sale for the 'Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse' conference, due to take place at Nottingham University on Saturday, 11 December 2021.

World-renowned researchers, including Prof. Hilary Clayton and Dr Sue Dyson, will deliver the latest research updates. There will also be interactive Q&A sessions throughout the day, interactive polls and a fun evening of entertainment.

Organisers say that in the event of further coronavirus restrictions, day tickets will be transferred to livestream tickets. For more information about the conference and to book your place, click here.  

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SRUC to host virtual parasitology event for vet practices

Veterinary practices across the UK are being invited to an online CPD event hosted by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). The event will include a 30-minute discussion on parasitology by Professor Neil Foster, head of the department of veterinary and animal science in SRUC's North Faculty.

The event takes place via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 16 September (6-7 pm). Certificates of CPD attendance will be provided, and a questionnaire will be distributed following the event with ideas for future events and courses. Click here for more information and to book a place.