A total of 3,357 veterinary professionals have responded to a consultation asking for their views on RCVS proposals to move towards a more “outcomes-based” approach to CPD.

Christine Warman
RCVS head of education, Christine Warman.

Of those:

  • 69% were vet surgeons
  • 30% were VNs
  • 1% were “other”

Organisations, including BVA and SPVS, also responded to the consultation on behalf of members.

The college’s education department is in the process of analysing the consultation responses.

Wide range of views

Christine Warman, head of education at the RCVS, said: “We are very pleased with the number of responses we received to this consultation, which demonstrates what an important issue CPD, and our approach to it going forward, is for the profession.

“I am also glad there was a good split of responses between veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, as it is important we get as wide a range of views as possible from a wide range of individuals”

Next steps

She added: “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to give us their views.

“Over the coming weeks we will be going through each response with a view to preparing proposals on the next steps for our CPD working party’s September meeting.”

Proposals are expected to go to the Education Committee and to VN council in October and then to the November meeting of RCVS council.

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

1 Comment on "Profession shares views on proposed CPD overhaul"

Notify of
avatar

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Fiona Clarke
Guest
Fiona Clarke
10 months 20 days ago

I work in a very limited field in Government, where CPD cannot always be matched to an ‘outcome’. This new proposal, though I can see where it would be useful in practice work, worries me in my ability to show an ‘outcome’ in the work that I do.

wpDiscuz

related content

The RCVS disciplinary committee has ended an inquiry against a Hampshire-based vet after it found no case of “serious” professional misconduct against him – despite finding the majority of charges against him proved.

8 mins

The BVA says it is “appalled” at the vote by legislators to reintroduce the tail docking of certain classes of working dogs in Scotland.

4 mins

BEVA has defended the work equine vets do to safeguard horse welfare, stating “profit must not be confused with a lack of passion”.

5 mins

The difficulties faced by practices trying to recruit experienced vets has led an increasing number to turn to new graduates. Taking on inexperienced vets can be a challenge, but when it works, the rewards to both employer and employee are substantial, says Jenny Stuart.

10 mins

Calls to introduce screening of potential vet students to improve well-being in the profession have been debunked by mental health campaigners and veterinary associations.

5 mins

Scottish CPD charity Vet Trust marked its 25th anniversary with lectures and special guests at its 2017 conference in Stirling.

4 mins