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THE key activities and achievements of the RCVS over the past year are highlighted in the first part of the College's annual review, which was published last week.
Introducing the review, Peter Jinman, the RCVS President, describes a number of significant milestones achieved in 2010/11, including the introduction of a new corporate identity for the College following a rebranding exercise (VR, March 26, 2011, vol 168, p 316), the introduction of a new Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and recognition of Nottingham veterinary school's degree, enabling its first graduates to register as RCVS members (VR, June 11, 2011, vol 168, p 601). In addition, he says, it was a ‘matter of good public policy’ that a Health Protocol was adopted during the year, so that vets in need of medical help could be assisted, while still protecting the public good and animal welfare (VR, November 27, 2010, vol 167, p 845).
Referring to a new Code of Professional Conduct, which was published for consultation earlier this year (VR, April 2, 2011, vol 168, p 337), Mr Jinman remarks: ‘It is hoped that this shorter and more simple document, backed up by …