The Royal College has launched a fully searchable mobile-friendly version of the codes and supporting guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. It is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has launched a free smartphone app for the RCVS codes of professional conduct for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, which can be downloaded for both Apple and Android devices.
The app provides smartphone and tablet users with instant access to a mobile-friendly version of the codes and all 27 chapters of supporting guidance, even when there is no network connection.
The app also offers a keyword search of the code and supporting guidance, links to other sources of information and contact details for further advice over the phone or email.
Further, whenever the codes are updated, the latest version will be available to download the next time the device is online.
RCVS head of communications Lizzie Lockett said: “Our new app provides easy access to the code, so busy veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can now keep our guidance to hand, even when out and about. It’s never been easier to ensure that you’re always working to the code’s principles of veterinary practice and professional responsibilities.”
To install the app on your Android device, simply visit Google Play and search for “RCVS code”. To install it on an Apple product, visit the RCVS Code web pages in the device’s internet browser, click on the app link in the “code tools” box on the right hand side, and follow the instructions.
The codes and all supporting guidance can also be downloaded in PDF format from the RCVS website, date-stamped to show when they were last amended.