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RCVS trial of an alternative dispute resolution system nears completion

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THE RCVS's trial of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system, which began in November last year, is nearing completion, having achieved two-thirds of its target number of cases.

The trial is designed to gather the evidence needed to develop a permanent ADR system, which would provide a way of adjudicating on concerns raised about a veterinary surgeon that do not meet the RCVS threshold for serious professional misconduct and, therefore, are not taken through the disciplinary process.

An ADR system would bring the RCVS in line with a European Directive on alternative dispute resolution, …

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