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No conflicts of interest declared, says RCVS

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By Josh Loeb

No declarations of interest were made by RCVS council members at a private meeting at which telemedicine was discussed, it has emerged.

The lack of any such declarations at the closed meeting – which has been the subject of several letters to the RCVS from vets concerned by what they view as a lack of transparency on the college’s part – appears to contradict reassurances given by council member Susan Paterson at a BVA council meeting last month (VR, 3 August 2019, vol 185, p 12).

Paterson told the meeting that all council members are ‘absolutely hand in the air when they have a conflict at every single stage …

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