Membership of committees & sub-committees, Regulations, rules and the election scheme, The Veterinary Nursing Golden Jubilee Award, Exemption Orders & Associates Working Party, Veterinary Nursing Schedule 3 Working Party, Review of Under Care and Out of Hours Emergency Cover, Part 4: Introduce a modern ‘Fitness to Practise’ regime, Veterinary nurse pre-registration examinations, Maintaining and amending your registration, Try, try and try again: some personal reflections on the development of the anaesthetic propofol, The importance of public engagement in science, Challenges facing the UK veterinary profession over the next 10 years, Veterinary Nurse Patient-Based Assessment, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Postgraduate and post-registration qualifications, Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing, Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme, Which accreditation is right for your practice and how to apply, About Stanley, our support system for the PSS. Note that your password reset link will expire after one hour. ‘I PROMISE AND SOLEMNLY DECLARE that my constant endeavour will be to ensure the welfare of animals committed to my care and that I will pursue the work of my profession with integrity and accept my responsibilities to my clients, the public, the profession and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’. . Professional obligations have also been clearly differentiated from advice, through using consistent language and clearly distinguishing the Codes from the supporting guidance. Thursday, September 1, 2011. .172 Clinical investigation accepted as recognised veterinary practice . endstream This site makes use of cookies, which we use to collect anonymised statistical data to improve your experience, and not for marketing purposes. Andrea Jeffery Advice to veterinary nurses on what constitutes good professional conduct. . Consultation with the professions and feedback from VNs and vets in relation to their respective Codes was critical to the review process, particularly as the feedback suggested that both the VN and veterinary Codes should be clearly linked and consistent with each other, while still recognizing the unique position of VNs. . Both Codes are based on five principles key to veterinary practice: professional competence; honesty and integrity; independence and impartiality; client confidentiality and trust; and professional accountability. 0000003921 00000 n Sign up to The Veterinary Nurse's regular newsletters and keep up-to-date with the very latest clinical research and CPD we publish each month. The Code presents the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold in order to be registered to practise in the UK. . It would therefore be particularly useful to know if veterinary nurses think these two Codes should be combined. 3 0 obj Claire Millington, of the RCVS Communications Department, explains the thinking behind the codes and highlights some key features. . endobj If the alleged breach of the code relates to a violation of the state’s Veterinary Practice Act or other legislative obligation, including State Veterinary Board Codes of Conduct, then the complainant should report the complaint to the State Veterinary Board or other relevant legislative authority. State Veterinary Boards have the regulatory responsibility for veterinary professional conduct. If approved, it will be the benchmark for professional conduct. By becoming a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, individuals are agreeing to abide by the Australian Veterinary Association Members Code of Professional Conduct. Knowledge: We base our decisions on evidence and actively seek out advances in knowledge. 0000078819 00000 n The new Code, once approved and introduced, will become the benchmark for veterinary nurses' professional conduct, against which RVNs will be measured in any hearings held into serious professional misconduct by the recently-introduced VN Disciplinary Committee: it is important that you tell us what you think. If the alleged breach of the code relates to a violation of the state’s veterinary practice act or other legislative obligation, including state veterinary board codes of conduct, then the complainant should report the complaint to the State Veterinary Board or other relevant legislative authority.