Vetlife figures show almost 4,000 members of the veterinary community used the charity’s confidential helpline during 2020.4 mins
The OSCEs took place between 4 and 7 December 2020, and saw 43 candidates undertake the assessments.
“The research fund is the first step in our ambitious plans to develop a stronger research framework within the group” – Alistair Cliff of IVC Evidensia.
“I am so pleased BSAVA Cymru region has elected a nurse as its regional chairman and council representative” – association president Ian Ramsey.
Penrith-based RVN graduates with first-class honours and receives Myerscough College “Student of the Year” prize.
Findings of survey led by RVC and the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society will be used to help promote diversity and well-being across profession.
Elected candidates in four regions will be voice of local membership and take place on BVA council for three-year term.
Wide-ranging plans being consulted include regulation of paraprofessionals, protecting the VN title and a new “fitness to practise” regime.
“The sheer range and high quality of our speakers and content – together with our new, more dynamic format – takes webinar learning to a new level” – BSAVA president Ian Ramsey.
High hopes as The College of Animal Welfare takes its annual Head Nurse Congress online for the first time.
Association makes direct appeal to animal owners to respect veterinary teams as they adjust to new way of working in lockdowns.
RCVS and BVA in discussions with CVOs – but “confirm we will not be reverting to emergency-only work” in joint statement.
OSCEs were held at the end of November 2020 and saw a pass rate of 72%.
The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has provided £20,000 to commission a study into the impact of moral injury across the veterinary professions.
In a Vet Times exclusive, Daniella Dos Santos and BVA president James Russell pay tribute to vets across the UK and rally the troops ahead of another “difficult year”.9 mins
Choir of veterinary professionals and their families premieres first performances online, with all rehearsals and recordings carried out remotely over Zoom.
College issues fresh guidance and flow charts on its website to offer advice to veterinary practices about what they can do in four nations as lockdowns and tiers expand.
Defra launches eight-week consultation and says law could be introduced in England as early as next year.
After tougher restrictions – including a new Tier 4 for England – were introduced to help curb a virulent new COVID-19 variant, RCVS and BVA contact CVOs to ensure advice to vets is in line with rules in all four nations.
Prospective candidates for both councils have until 31 January 2021 to put themselves forward for the elections.