Veterinary Nurses are being invited to comment on National Occupational Standards (NOS) as Lantra announces further consultation meetings during January and February.

Veterinary Nurses are being invited to comment on National Occupational Standards (NOS) as Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries, announces that further consultation meeting dates have been set for January and February.
Lisa JarvisIndividuals and organisations representing veterinary nursing are being invited to get involved in shaping the NOS for their industry and ensure they accurately reflect todays way of working and the role of veterinary nurses in practice.
Lisa Jarvis, Lantra’s partnership manager for veterinary nursing and a RVN herself, said: “NOS identify the detailed knowledge, understanding, ability and experiences somebody needs to carry out their job effectively. Lantra works hard with industry to make sure they fit their needs and is continuing the consultation process by holding a number of additional meetings in January and February.”

“These newly added meeting dates will give all those interested parties, who missed the first set of meetings, the opportunity to come along and define the standards for todays veterinary nurse. We want as many people to get involved as possible but if you cant join us at a meeting, you can register with us to take part in the online consultation that will follow later in January and February.”
The new consultations meetings will take place at:

•    Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim, Northern Ireland (January 12, 11.00 to 14.30)
•    Lantra House, Warwickshire, England (January 14, 10.30 to 15.30)
•    Lantra House, Warwickshire, England (February 17, 10.30 to 15.30)
•    College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh, Scotland (February 23).
Lantra ensures that all industries represented in their footprint have up-to-date and accurate National Occupational Standards. The standards help businesses improve performance and productivity as they can be used to identify the skills needed for their workforce, highlight best practice, develop training and recruitment plans and develop job descriptions.
If you would like to take part in any of the meetings or the online consultation to help industry get the most out of the skills system, visit, call Lantra on 02476 858 424 or register your interest by emailing

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