• Webinar recorded on Tue 30th September, 2014
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In this webinar, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council and Education Committee member Kit Sturgess, Head of Education Christine Warman, and Education Officer Duncan Ash discuss the new Advanced Practitioner status. Following extensive consultation, the RCVS is introducing a new List of Advanced Practitioners, which represents the ‘middle tier’ of veterinary accreditation between the initial veterinary degree and RCVS Recognised Specialist status. It will provide a clear indication to the profession and the public of those veterinary surgeons who we have accredited at postgraduate certificate level (Masters level 7), and who have not only demonstrated knowledge and experience in a particular area of veterinary practice beyond their initial primary veterinary degree, but who have confirmed that they continue to be up to date in their field over and above our minimum requirements for continuing professional development (CPD). Following the presentation, listeners will have the opportunity to continue the conversation in a Q&A session with all three presenters.

Duncan has been working in the Education Department at the RCVS since late 2007.  He has been working on the implementation of Advanced Practitioner status since February 2013 and has also taken up the position of Secretary to the Specialist Recognition Sub-Committee. Christine joined the Education Department team as Head of Education on 1 November 2013. She has a background in the education sector, having established her own consultancy to provide a range of project management, qualification development and quality assurance services and worked for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Kit Sturgess graduated from Cambridge University in 1986, and works in both private practice and academia.  In 2006 he helped found a successful multidisciplinary referral centre.  He is a recognised specialist in small animal medicine and is Chair of the Advanced Practitioner panel.



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