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THE whole of the veterinary nursing profession in the UK became a regulated profession on February 17 as the new RCVS Royal Charter took effect.
The new charter – the first for the RCVS since 1967 – received the Great Seal of the Realm and was collected from the House of Lords last week by Gordon Hockey, the RCVS Registrar, and Jeff Gill, policy consultant. It had previously been approved at a meeting of the Privy Council on November 5, 2014 (VR, November 15, 2014, vol 175, p 472).
Following the introduction of the new charter, there are no longer any ‘listed’ veterinary nurses, and all those who were formerly on the College's List have been moved to the Register of Veterinary Nurses, meaning that …