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Taking forward ‘a refreshed RCVS’

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NOW is the time to end the navel-gazing and concentrate on the wider and more important issues.'

So said the outgoing President of the RCVS, Jerry Davies, in his address to the College's annual general meeting during RCVS Day on July 6.

‘It would be wrong to say that 2011/12 has not been a difficult year for the Royal College,’ said Dr Davies, noting that the past 12 months had seen great change. This had included the appointment of a new Chief Executive/Secretary, establishing a new Registrar/Head of Legal Services role and introducing an Audit and Risk Committee. Some of these changes were the result of normal evolution and some the result of fresh initiatives for the future, while others were in response to challenges from within the profession. He had said at the start of his year as RCVS President that the year would probably see the College looking inwards, and that this was not necessarily a bad thing to do from time to time. He was confident that the changes brought about by the College's council and staff during the year would see the RCVS go from strength to strength …

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