RCVS CPD Consultation

The RCVS is currently holding a consultation for vets and vet nurses on their proposals for a new outcome based approach to CPD.  This is something Vet Nurse Online welcomes as we are keen for the standards of UK CPD to be raised and we pride ourselves on our high standard approach to CPD.  Our learning progress log enables the continual reflection on learning that we see as an essential part of continuing professional development and this gives our members a chance to focus strongly on what they are learning from us and to relate it to their own practice.  And, by giving our members a huge range of topics to choose from for their CPD we ensure learning goals can be made and met and those topics that will best improve members practice can be chosen and focused on.  I will be responding to the RCVS consultation this week and all VNs are also encouraged to do so until the end of July, at http://www.rcvs.org.uk/about-us/consultations/our-consultations/rcvs-review-of-continuing-professional-development/ .

The referendum outcome

We understand that many of our members or others working in the veterinary and veterinary nursing profession may be concerned over last weeks referendum result and thought we should direct any of you with worries to the BVA website and to the RCVS website as they have both issued a statement for your information.  We would also like to show our support for all EU vets and nurses working within the UK.

Veterinary Pride!

Fantastic to see the Vets and Vet Nurses marching at Pride today!  Full respect to all of those at the British Veterinary LGBT+ for all the work they did in organising it, and love this quote from them –

“We march for those who came before us, We march for those who can’t and most importantly we march because we have the freedom to do so.”

Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant 2016

Not long now until we will be inviting applications for the Volunteering for Animal Welfare Grant for this year so for those of you who are interested in applying do let us know and we will send you an application form.  Applications will be accepted between July 1st and September 1st and please see https://www.vetnurseonline.co.uk/volunteer-links/the-grant for further information.

New Lecture Uploaded for June

This months lecture has now been uploaded, entitled “Bandaging” by Helen Jenkins FdSc RVN.  This lecture discusses dressings and bandages, wound healing, wound management and common causes for delayed healing. Enjoy!

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