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RCVS seeks views on creating a new learned society

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THE RCVS is seeking views from existing fellows and interested parties on proposals to develop the fellowship of the Royal College into a learned society. Members of the new body would be elected on the basis of significant meritorious contribution to the profession, or to knowledge or clinical practice.

The proposals have been put forward by an RCVS Fellowship Working Party, which was established to help take forward plans to develop a new structure for specialisation, as agreed by the RCVS Council last year (VR, July 14, 2012, vol 171, p 39-41). It is suggested that the establishment of ‘an elite, limited member organisation will clarify the fellowship and …

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