Members of the veterinary team are invited to attend the first-ever Virtual Question Time held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), from 8-9.30pm on Wednesday 24 April.

"This is an ideal opportunity to put your burning questions to members of the RCVS Officer team and to VN Council," says Lizzie Lockett, Head of the RCVS Communications Department. "Our regular Question Time meetings are popular, so we are following their format by asking delegates to set the agenda via their choice of questions. This time there is the extra advantage that busy vets and nurses can take part from the comfort of their own homes. If the Virtual Question Time proves successful, we may hold these events regularly."

The meeting will be run as a free, live-audio webinar by 'The Webinar Vet'. RCVS President Jacqui Molyneux will open proceedings, and introduce the panel, before answering questions from the participants.  

Questions may be put to the College in advance and can also be submitted as discussion unfolds on the night. These can be on any issues affecting the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions - there is no set agenda - and might range from the First Rate Regulator initiative, new vet schools, veterinary nurse training and clinical governance, to proposed changes to the Practice Standards Scheme and recent amendments to the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

The session will also be recorded so those unable to attend on the night can still listen afterwards.

The meeting can be counted towards continuing professional development for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. Registrations and questions can be submitted online at http://thewebinarvet.com/rcvs/#

(Source: rcvs.org.uk)