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RCVS seeks views on draft new code of professional conduct

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THE RCVS is seeking feedback from both the profession and members of the public on a draft new Code of Professional Conduct for veterinary surgeons.

‘You will see at once that this is a “Code” and not a “Guide”,’ writes Clare Tapsfield-Wright, chair of an RCVS working party that has been reviewing the current Guide to Professional Conduct, in her introduction to the consultation document. ‘This reflects one of the key changes that we are proposing, in that the new Code is a simplified document which focuses on key principles, and it will be supported by more detailed guidance.’

The working party was established by the RCVS's Advisory Committee last year to review the existing guides to professional conduct for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to ensure that the content, format and presentation of each document met the current and foreseeable needs of the veterinary team and the animal-owning public. It comprises 12 members, including veterinary …

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