The annual fee for practices to remain on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises (RVPP) – or, if accredited, in the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) – for 2016-2017 are now due.
The RCVS holds the register on behalf of the VMD and has sent invoices for the RVPP fee to all practice premises not accredited under the PSS to remind them the fee is due before 1 April.
Under the VMD’s Veterinary Medicines Regulations, vets may only supply veterinary medicinal products (with the exclusion of AVM-GSL products) from registered veterinary practice premises.
Practices accredited under the PSS have the RVPP fee incorporated into the scheme’s annual fee, which is also due before 1 April.
The annual fee for the PSS has increased to £413.20 (including VAT) for main or stand-alone premises and £113.20 (including VAT) for branch premises. These increases are to allow the college to better deliver some of the new benefits of the relaunched scheme. Compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations is checked as part of the PSS assessment process.
Subject to inspection
Practice premises not RCVS-accredited pay the RVPP fee only and may be subject to inspection by the VMD during the course of the registration year (from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) to check they are compliant with the regulations, for which they have to pay an additional fee.
The RVPP and PSS fees can be paid to the RCVS by cheque, bank transfer or BACS. Details of how to pay are contained in the invoice.
Practices not RCVS-accredited should contact the registration department on 020 7202 0707 or email@example.com if they have questions or concerns.
RCVS-accredited practices should email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7202 0767.