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    Your annual renewal comprises of four parts;

    1. Confirming your Register and correspondence details 
    2. Declaring any convictions
    3. Confirming compliance with the current requirements for continuing professional development (CPD)
    4. Paying your annual renewal fee

    Even if your employer is paying your fee, you will still need to confirm your Register details, declare any convictions and confirm your CPD compliance in order to remain Code compliant.

    In accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners Regulations, if the fee is not received in full before 1 June then your name will be removed from the Register and you will no longer be able to work as a veterinary surgeon anywhere in the UK.

    Please note that, as well as it being illegal to practise in the UK whilst your name is not on the Register, any professional indemnity insurance may also be invalidated. You will also no longer be able to use the post nominal MRCVS.

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  • Your annual renewal comprises of four parts;

    1. Confirming your Register and correspondence details 
    2. Declaring any convictions
    3. Confirming compliance with the current requirements for continuing professional development (CPD)
    4. Paying your annual renewal fee

    Even if your employer is paying your fee, you will still need to confirm your Register details, declare any convictions and confirm your CPD compliance in order to remain Code compliant.

    In accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners Regulations, if the fee is not received in full before 1 June then your name will be removed from the Register and you will no longer be able to work as a veterinary surgeon anywhere in the UK.

    Please note that, as well as it being illegal to practise in the UK whilst your name is not on the Register, any professional indemnity insurance may also be invalidated. You will also no longer be able to use the post nominal MRCVS.

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  • PSS launch - 2 weeks to go e-newsletterAs veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses, you are in an excellent position to offer your unique skills, training and expertise to help in the national effort to fight the pandemic, should you be able and willing to do so.

    Here are a number of ways in which you could help.

     

    Maintaining the food supply
    If you have worked as Red or White Meat Official Veterinarians (OV) within the last five years and have let your designation status lapse, we would urge you to contact the relevant agency for food standards in your part of the UK, as your skills are needed now to support efforts to keep the food chain running during the pandemic.

    If you fit the bill, and are able to work, please contact operations@fss.scot in Scotland, jon.stanford@eandj.co.uk in England/Wales, or VSAHG.BMBEmployeeRelations@daera-ni.gov.uk in Northern Ireland.

     

    Can you help keep food imports flowing?
    Checks at Border Control Posts are important for protecting animal and public health and need to be done without unnecessarily delaying imports of food from outside the EU.

    This is not yet a call for those who might be interested, but if you are near a port with a Border Control Post and would be interested in this sort of work, please keep a look out for further requests.

     

    Supporting the livestock industry (Scotland)
    If you are based in Scotland and able to offer skilled support to farmers who become ill or need to self-isolate, to ensure their animals continue to be looked after, please email scotland@lantra.co.uk.

     

    Donate veterinary equipment
    If your practice has not already done so, please fill out this survey with details of any veterinary equipment that you might be able to loan/donate to support frontline medical teams in their efforts to fight the pandemic.

    Such equipment may include NHS-compatible ventilators, anaesthetic equipment/gases (NB see cautionary note about propofol) and PPE.

    Please ensure your practice only responds once to this survey to avoid double-counting of resources.

     

    NHS Volunteer Army
    The NHS is calling for volunteers to help the nation’s 1.5 million vulnerable people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. This help involves simple but vital tasks such as:

    • delivering medicines from pharmacies,
    • driving patients to appointments,
    • bringing them home from hospital, or
    • making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.


    NHS Volunteer Army

     

    Work directly with NHS Trusts
    We understand that many vets and vet nurses are keen to offer help in areas such as healthcare, diagnostic testing and biosecurity. We also understand that some NHS Trusts may already be advertising for assistance or approaching veterinary professionals directly.

    Whilst this may be possible, there are certain legal restrictions on the assistance you can lawfully provide and how you should represent yourself to patients.

    It is our understanding that under current proposals, it is not intended that vets or vet nurses would register on an emergency basis with any other regulator, eg GMC, NMC.

    However, local NHS Trusts could employ people to undertake roles that are not reserved by law to licensed doctors or other regulated professionals, providing they are satisfied that the individual has the skills and competences to do that role. Anyone employed in these roles locally should not misrepresent their position to patients and must be careful not to hold themselves out as a licensed doctor. They should also be very clear about their role regarding any patient and consider with those employing them all issues relating to consent.

    To support you in any decision you might make to work with your local NHS Trust, we recommend that you:

    • obtain a clear job description that clearly defines the tasks that you will be required to undertake, and do not deviate from these;
    • satisfy yourself that you have the skills and competencies to undertake the tasks outlined in this job description;
    • satisfy yourself that none of these tasks is reserved by law to licensed doctors or other regulated professionals;
    • ensure you are given local training appropriate to the tasks outlined in this job description; and,
    • check that you are appropriately indemnified by the NHS Trust for the work that you are being asked to do (NB NHS Resolution has confirmed that those brought in to help in NHS Trusts in England will be provided with free indemnity cover for civil liabilities; however, those working in NHS Trusts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should first check with the individual Trust).


    We would also ask you please to remember that even though you might be working in a different capacity, you remain registered with the RCVS. As such, we are obligated to remind you that any concerns raised about you regarding these activities (however unlikely this would be) could fall under our broad regulatory remit.

    We have also received NHS Trust advice that anyone considering working for an NHS Trust in roles where there may be patient contact should ideally be under 45 years old, and have no risk factors at all in the way of respiratory compromise or immunosuppression.

    We recognise that the government’s current priority is in re-recruiting retired and non-practising medical health professionals, and granting provisional registration to final-year medical students, and that the GMC is making significant advances in these areas.

    To this end, we would encourage you to first consider what assistance you might be able to provide to the livestock production, meat hygiene and food import/export industries, as set out above, before volunteering to assist directly with local NHS Trusts.

    Contact the Advice Team: advice@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0789

    Last updated: 8 April 2020

     

    As veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses, you are in an excellent position to offer your unique skills, training and expertise to help in the national effort to fight the pandemic, should you be able and willing to do so.

    Here are a number of ways in which you could help.

     

    Maintaining the food supply
    If you have worked as Red or White Meat Official Veterinarians (OV) within the last five years and have let your designation status lapse, we would urge you to contact the relevant agency for food standards in your part of the UK, as your skills are needed now to support efforts to keep the food chain running during the pandemic.

    If you fit the bill, and are able to work, please contact operations@fss.scot in Scotland, jon.stanford@eandj.co.uk in England/Wales, or VSAHG.BMBEmployeeRelations@daera-ni.gov.uk in Northern Ireland.

     

    Can you help keep food imports flowing?
    Checks at Border Control Posts are important for protecting animal and public health and need to be done without unnecessarily delaying imports of food from outside the EU.

    This is not yet a call for those who might be interested, but if you are near a port with a Border Control Post and would be interested in this sort of work, please keep a look out for further requests.

     

    Supporting the livestock industry (Scotland)
    If you are based in Scotland and able to offer skilled support to farmers who become ill or need to self-isolate, to ensure their animals continue to be looked after, please email scotland@lantra.co.uk.

     

    Donate veterinary equipment
    If your practice has not already done so, please fill out this survey with details of any veterinary equipment that you might be able to loan/donate to support frontline medical teams in their efforts to fight the pandemic.

    Such equipment may include NHS-compatible ventilators, anaesthetic equipment/gases (NB see cautionary note about propofol) and PPE.

    Please ensure your practice only responds once to this survey to avoid double-counting of resources.

     

    NHS Volunteer Army
    The NHS is calling for volunteers to help the nation’s 1.5 million vulnerable people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. This help involves simple but vital tasks such as:

    delivering medicines from pharmacies,
    driving patients to appointments,
    bringing them home from hospital, or
    making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.
    NHS Volunteer Army

     

    Work directly with NHS Trusts
    We understand that many vets and vet nurses are keen to offer help in areas such as healthcare, diagnostic testing and biosecurity. We also understand that some NHS Trusts may already be advertising for assistance or approaching veterinary professionals directly.

    Whilst this may be possible, there are certain legal restrictions on the assistance you can lawfully provide and how you should represent yourself to patients.

    It is our understanding that under current proposals, it is not intended that vets or vet nurses would register on an emergency basis with any other regulator, eg GMC, NMC.

    However, local NHS Trusts could employ people to undertake roles that are not reserved by law to licensed doctors or other regulated professionals, providing they are satisfied that the individual has the skills and competences to do that role. Anyone employed in these roles locally should not misrepresent their position to patients and must be careful not to hold themselves out as a licensed doctor. They should also be very clear about their role regarding any patient and consider with those employing them all issues relating to consent.

    To support you in any decision you might make to work with your local NHS Trust, we recommend that you:

    obtain a clear job description that clearly defines the tasks that you will be required to undertake, and do not deviate from these;
    satisfy yourself that you have the skills and competencies to undertake the tasks outlined in this job description;
    satisfy yourself that none of these tasks is reserved by law to licensed doctors or other regulated professionals;
    ensure you are given local training appropriate to the tasks outlined in this job description; and,
    check that you are appropriately indemnified by the NHS Trust for the work that you are being asked to do (NB NHS Resolution has confirmed that those brought in to help in NHS Trusts in England will be provided with free indemnity cover for civil liabilities; however, those working in NHS Trusts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should first check with the individual Trust).
    We would also ask you please to remember that even though you might be working in a different capacity, you remain registered with the RCVS. As such, we are obligated to remind you that any concerns raised about you regarding these activities (however unlikely this would be) could fall under our broad regulatory remit.

    We have also received NHS Trust advice that anyone considering working for an NHS Trust in roles where there may be patient contact should ideally be under 45 years old, and have no risk factors at all in the way of respiratory compromise or immunosuppression.

    We recognise that the government’s current priority is in re-recruiting retired and non-practising medical health professionals, and granting provisional registration to final-year medical students, and that the GMC is making significant advances in these areas.

    To this end, we would encourage you to first consider what assistance you might be able to provide to the livestock production, meat hygiene and food import/export industries, as set out above, before volunteering to assist directly with local NHS Trusts.

    Contact the Advice Team: advice@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0789

    Last updated: 8 April 2020

Before you complete your annual renewal

  • Your annual renewal comprises of four parts;

    1. Confirming your Register and correspondence details 
    2. Declaring any convictions
    3. Confirming compliance with the current requirements for continuing professional development (CPD)
    4. Paying your annual renewal fee

    Even if your employer is paying your fee, you will still need to confirm your Register details, declare any convictions and confirm your CPD compliance in order to remain Code compliant.

    In accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners Regulations, if the fee is not received in full before 1 June then your name will be removed from the Register and you will no longer be able to work as a veterinary surgeon anywhere in the UK.

    Please note that, as well as it being illegal to practise in the UK whilst your name is not on the Register, any professional indemnity insurance may also be invalidated. You will also no longer be able to use the post nominal MRCVS.

  • Vets will receive their annual renewal notice at least four weeks in advance of the annual renewal deadline of 1 April.

    Vet nurses will receive their annual renewal notice at least four weeks in advance of the annual renewal deadline of 1 November.

    Your notice will be sent by email (if we have a valid email address for you). If we do not have your email address we will send your annual renewal notice to your correspondence address.

  • You must annually:

    • Confirm/amend your Register and correspondence details
    • Declare any criminal cautions, convictions or adverse findings
    • Confirm you are compliant with the RCVS CPD policy
    • Pay an annual registration fee

    To complete your annual renewal please click the ‘My Account’ button in the top right-hand corner of this website. Alternatively, a paper copy of the renewal form can be posted to you on request.

    Even if your employer is paying your fee, you will still need to confirm your Register details, declare any convictions and confirm your CPD compliance in order to remain Code compliant.

  • We will send you monthly reminders by email and sometimes by text, until all four parts of your annual renewal have been completed.

    If we do not hold a valid email address or mobile number for you, then we will send you one reminder to your correspondence address.

  • The annual renewal for vets is due for completion by 1 April each year.

    The annual renewal for vet nurses is due for completion by 1 November each year.

    Vets: If you pay your fee after 30 April the fee amount will increase by £35.00. If the fee is not received in full by 31 May then your name will be removed from the Register. Should you, at any point, need to restore your name to the Register then you will need to pay an additional restoration fee.

    VNs: If you pay your fee after 1 November, the fee amount will not change. However, if we have not received your payment or confirmation of your registration by 31 December your name will be removed from the Register of Veterinary Nurses.

    Should you, at any point, need to restore your name to the Register then you will need to pay an additional restoration fee.

  • You can still complete your annual renewal, and pay your fee, in the 'My Account' area of the website.

    You will be asked to enter your username and password, which you were sent in your last renewal notice. If you don't know your username and password you can still complete your annual renewal online by clicking the 'Reset my password' and 'Reset my username' buttons, underneath the 'Sign in' button.

    If you are logging in to ‘My Account’ for the first time, you will be prompted to create a security question before you can enter.

    If you do not have an email address on your record then you will need to contact the Registration Department before you can access ‘My Account’ and complete your annual renewal.

  • All vets and VNs are now being asked to complete their annual renewal online. However, a paper version of the annual renewal form can be posted to you, on request.

    To request a paper copy, please contact the Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk. Please note if you contact us from an email address we don’t recognise you will be asked to answer a series of security questions so we can verify your identity.

  • If you have received a paper version of the annual renewal form it means one of the following:

    • We do not have your email address
    • It is a shared or unconfirmed email address
    • You have previously requested that the annual renewal form is posted to you
  • You can check your Direct Debit status in the 'My Account' area. Alternatively, please check with your bank or employer (if applicable) to see if this is set up.

    If you are unsure you can contact the Finance Department at finance@rcvs.org.uk.

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Changing your email address

Changing your name

  • You can request to change your name online via 'My Account' as part of your annual renewal, as well as at any point during the year. You will be required to supply a photocopy of the relevant supporting documentation (i.e. marriage certificate, deed poll certificate or decree absolute).

    Alternatively, you can email a copy of your official documentation to the Registration Department at registration@rcvs.org.uk. Please note if you contact us from an email address we don't recognise you will be asked to answer a series of security questions so we can verify your identity.

    If you have changed your name by deed poll, you must supply the official document (the deed), which must be witnessed and signed by a solicitor. If your deed poll certificate has not been witnessed and signed by a solicitor, we can still accept the certificate as long as you are also able to provide a copy of your valid passport in your new name (the same name as stated on your deed poll certificate).

    All name change requests must be approved by a member of the Registration Department and may take up to three working days to be approved. You will receive confirmation by email once your request has been approved.

  • Not unless you intend to practise under your new name.

    If you intend to continue practising under your original name, you will not be required to change your name on the Register. If you would like to practise under your new name, we require that you change your name on the Register to follow suit.

Changing your registration category

  • If you're a vet whose circumstances have changed and you would like to change your registration category, then you can do this online in the 'My Account' area as part of your annual renewal.

    Alternatively, and outside of the annual renewal period, you can download the relevant Change of Category Form.

    Please note, if you change your category after 30 April you will need to pay a proportion of the fee for your previous registration category as well as the fee for the category you are changing to.

    Please click here to view the change of category fees table.

    If you have a Direct Debit set up you will need to change your category before 22 March to ensure your Direct Debit can be recalculated in time for the 1 April deadline.

    All changes of category must be approved by a member of the Registration Department and may take up to three working days to be approved. You will receive confirmation by email once you can proceed with your payment and again once your category has been changed.

    If you have been off the RCVS Register for more than 12 months, you may need to arrange for a letter of good standing from your current registration authority to be sent directly to the RCVS. If you have not been practising, you will be required to make a sworn declaration, carried out by a solicitor.

    Please do not hesitate to contact the Registration Department if you have any queries regarding your change of category.

     

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Disclosing a conviction

  • You can disclose a new conviction online in the ‘My Account’ area as part of your annual renewal. You will be asked to provide supporting documentation, where relevant. Alternatively, you can notify the Professional Conduct Department, using the details below. Either way a member of the Professional Conduct Department will contact you following the disclosure of a conviction, to confirm they have received it.

    For further information on disclosing a new conviction, please contact the Professional Conduct Department directly on 020 7202 0789 or profcon@rcvs.org.uk.

  • All veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses must disclose to us any caution or conviction, including absolute and conditional discharges and spent convictions (unless protected), or adverse findings which may affect your registration, whether in the UK or overseas (except for minor offences excluded from disclosure by the RCVS).

    For further information, please see the RCVS Protocol on Handling Convictions. You may also contact the Professional Conduct Department on 020 7202 0789 or at profcon@rcvs.org.uk for more information.

How to get in touch

Logging into your online account

  • Click the ‘My Account’ button in the top right-hand corner of this website. In order to login you must use the username and password, which were sent to you as part of your last annual renewal.

    The first time you log in you will be asked to choose a security question and provide its answer.

    In your profile page you will be able to change your password and/or username as frequently as you wish. In fact we would recommend that you also change your username to one of your choice as soon as you log in for the first time. However, this is only a recommendation.

    Please note your username is not case sensitive and will always appear in capitals, regardless of how it is typed in. Your password IS case sensitive.

    The password we provided you with is in upper case. However, if you change your password to something more memorable you will need to decide whether you want it in upper or lower case. If the case doesn’t match you won’t be able to log in.

     

  • Once logged in, click on the 'Complete my Annual Renewal' button. Confirm or amend all the fields of the form and click ‘Submit’. Completing your renewal online is quick and easy and should take no more than ten minutes.

    Your submission will be automatically saved in our database. Please note that changes of name and voluntary removals are subject to approval and may take up to three working days to be processed. During that time, your account will not reflect these changes. We will email you once these changes have been approved.

    You can now proceed to online payment or choose another payment method.

  • Upon successful submission you will be taken to a ‘Thank you’ page that confirms we have received your details. You will also receive an email confirming your submission.

    Once you have confirmed your details you can proceed to the online payment area, return to your profile page or select to view your submission, where you can then print a copy of it. Please note that you can only review and print your submission at the time of completing your annual renewal. You can't go back and do this at a later date.

    If your employer requires proof that you have completed your annual renewal in full, please provide them with a copy of the email confirmation you will automatically receive.

  • If the wrong information is used to login on five successive attempts, you will be locked out of your account as a security measure. To reactivate your account, please contact the Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk.

    Please note that this is not an automated service and you will be notified by email when you can log in again.

  • You can use the ‘Reset my username’ or ‘Reset my password’ facilities and you will receive an email, to the address we hold for you on our database, with a link to detailed instructions.

    Please note that these facilities are only functional if we hold a valid email address for you.

    For your own security, staff at the RCVS do not have access to your password so you will need to use the 'Reset my password' facility.

    If in doubt you can contact the Registration Department on 020 7202 0707 or registration@rcvs.org.uk.

Paying by other methods

  • You, or your employer, can pay your annual renewal fee by cheque, banker’s draft or bank transfer – please see below for the details.

    Credit or debit cards are only accepted with online payments, and not over the phone.

    Cheque and banker’s draft

    If you are paying by cheque or banker’s draft, these must be drawn in pounds sterling only and made payable to ‘Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’. Please ensure you write the full name and registration number of the person the fee is for on the reverse. You should then send it to the following address:

    Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    Belgravia House
    62-64 Horseferry Road
    London
    SW1P 2AF

    Bank transfer

    If you are paying by bank transfer, please ensure you give the name and registration number of the person the fee is for as the reference.

    Bank name: Lloyds Plc
    Bank account name: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Fees a/c
    Bank account number: 01066656 Sort code: 309897
    For international transfers:
    IBAN: GB93LOYD30989701066656
    BIC: LOYDGB21031 SWIFT number: LOYDGB2L

    Please note, all international bank charges, including that levied by Lloyds International (approximately £7.00), are incurred by the person paying the fee. Failure to pay this additional fee could mean that your annual renewal will not be paid in full and could result in an unsuccessful renewal.

  • Yes, once payment has been received, you will receive confirmation by email.

    Payment receipts are also available via the 'My Account' area.

    If you do not receive a receipt and you require one, please email the Finance Department at finance@rcvs.org.uk.

  • Direct Debit forms are sent to all veterinary surgeons who don't have a Direct Debit in place at the end of the previous registration year.

    Direct Debits are collected on an annual basis and cannot unfortunately be made in monthly instalments.

    Please note, depending on when you set up your Direct Debit, it may not start until the following renewal year. If in doubt, or to request a new Direct Debit Application Form, please contact the Finance Department at finance@rcvs.org.uk.

  • You will need to send written confirmation, either by email or post, to finance@rcvs.org.uk. We also advise you to cancel your Direct Debit directly with your bank.

  • Even if your employer is paying your annual renewal fee, you will still need to access the online 'My Account' area to confirm your Register details and complete your CPD and disclosure declaration.

    To view the full list of ways your employer can pay please visit the How to pay page

    Please use the annual renewal notice emailed to you, if your practice requires proof of the fee due.