Continuing professional development for vets

 

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The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for veterinary Surgeons makes it very clear that veterinary surgeons have a responsibility to ensure that they maintain and develop the knowledge and skills relevant to their professional practice and competence.

The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses makes it clear that all veterinary nurses are obliged to maintain and continue to develop their professional knowledge and skills. The required minimum CPD is 45 hours in any three-year period with an average of 15 hours per year. - See more at: http://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/library-and-information-services/keeping-up-with-your-pdp-and-cpd/topics-in-focus/cpd-for-vns/#sthash.LJF435xu.dpuf

The recommended minimum CPD is 105 hours over a rolling three year period with an average of 35 hours per year.

The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses makes it clear that all veterinary nurses are obliged to maintain and continue to develop their professional knowledge and skills. The required minimum CPD is 45 hours in any three-year period with an average of 15 hours per year - See more at: http://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/library-and-information-services/keeping-up-with-your-pdp-and-cpd/topics-in-focus/cpd-for-vns/#sthash.LJF435xu.dpuf
The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses makes it clear that all veterinary nurses are obliged to maintain and continue to develop their professional knowledge and skills. The required minimum CPD is 45 hours in any three-year period with an average of 15 hours per year - See more at: http://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/library-and-information-services/keeping-up-with-your-pdp-and-cpd/topics-in-focus/cpd-for-vns/#sthash.LJF435xu.dpuf

 

What counts as CPD

Any activity undertaken to further your professional competence as part of a planned development programme can be counted towards your CPD.

"Private, documented, self-directed learning such as keeping up to date with relevant veterinary journals can be incorporated into your CPD plans and it is good practice to keep your own personal record of such activities, perhaps in the form of a learning diary ... continue reading for more advice from RCVS.

 

Free CPD resources

Here are some ideas of CPD resources that you might find useful. The following list offer free sign-ups:

 

Other open and free access resources

 

RCVS Knowledge Library

Anyone is welcome to visit us and use our resources during opening hours.

The library has an extensive collection of electronic resources. Vets can download full-text articles and keep up to date with the latest clinical research from home.

A range of library membership packages is available and MRCVS vets can join the library for a heavily subsidised, annual fee.

 

See also: Continuing professional development for veterinary nurses