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Veterinary Nurses Council
VN Council discusses disclosure of convictions and compliance with CPD

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THE declaration of criminal convictions, how to deal with veterinary nurses who do not comply with CPD requirements and the removal of veterinary nurses from the register were among topics discussed at a recent meeting of the RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council (VNC).

At its meeting at the RCVS headquarters in London on February 5, the VNC was reminded that, currently, veterinary nurses and those applying to be registered as veterinary nurses must disclose to the RCVS ‘any caution or conviction, including absolute and conditional discharges and spent convictions, or adverse finding that may affect their registration, whether in the UK or overseas’. The codes of professional conduct for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, which were introduced in April …

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