The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Webinar Vet have teamed up to offer a free webinar to help veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses meet one of the new provisions of the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct.

 

The new Codes for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses state that: "Veterinary surgeons/veterinary nurses must maintain minimum practice standards equivalent to the Core Standards of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme."

 

The Core Standards largely comprise legal requirements, such as meeting medicines regulations, employment law and health and safety. However, there are additional responsibilities, such as having in place a biosecurity policy, and a system for monitoring and discussing the clinical outcome of cases and acting on the results.

 

The webinar, 'Practising to Core Standards', will be presented by Pam Mosedale, former Senior Inspector for the Scheme, and currently a veterinary investigator for the College.

 

The event takes place at 8.30pm on Monday 16 July: visit http://thewebinarvet.com/rcvs to register.

 

The Code does not require a practice to be inspected under the Scheme, just to meet Core Standards or their equivalent. The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Manual is available at www.rcvs.org.uk/practicestandards.

 

(Source: rcvs.org.uk)