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Chatter box The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. Chatter box

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Nominations open for Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year award

Practices invited to put forward their ‘star nurses’
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RCVS publishes new blogs on VN careers

Career case studies posted as VNAM comes to an end
BVA backs new veterinary nurse career pathways

New vet-led team concept reiterates the value of RVNs
VN Council approves advanced nursing qualifications

New certificate to offer ‘significant opportunities’ for VNs
RCVS Knowledge Award winners announced

Award recognises those who have implemented quality improvement
Lucy Cooke to deliver CQ keynote speech

Graduation ceremony celebrates the hard work and success of veterinary nursing students
Nominations open for BVNA Council elections

Full and student members invited to apply
Changes agreed to registration of EU VNs after Brexit

Applications will be rejected if they significantly differ to UK qualifications
RCVS toughens up on CPD non-compliance

Annual audit found 28 per cent of VNs failed to comply
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Kew Gardens seeking vets for Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project

A new project at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is seeking the help of vets to find out how plants were traditionally used to treat animals.

The Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project is aiming to record the remaining knowledge from across the British Isles, before it disappears.

Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email to share data.

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