Our structure

Working groups

BVA Working Groups bring together veterinary professionals to review and devise responses to specific policy and ethical areas within the veterinary sector. Take a look at our current working groups to find out who's involved and the work they've produced so far. 

Under our Care Working Group 

The Under Our Care Working Group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop the BVA position on ‘under care’, emergency first aid and out of hours provision, and the associated role of telemedicine (including but not limited to remote prescribing), in response to the RCVS review.

Under our care

Embracing the Vet-Led Team Working Group

This working group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop our position on the recommendations from the RCVS Legislation Working Party on embracing the vet-led team, including:

  • Statutory regulation of the vet-led team
  • Separation of delegation and employment
  • Protection of titles
Embracing the vet-lead team

Enhancing the VN Role Working Group

This working group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop our position on the recommendations from the RCVS Legislation Working Party on enhancing the VN role, including:

  • Extending the role of VNs in anaesthesia
  • Allowing VNs to undertake cat castrations
Enhancing the VN role

Assuring Practice Regulation Working Group

This working group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop our position on the recommendations from the RCVS Legislation Working Party on assuring practice regulation, including:

  • Mandatory practice regulation
  • Powers of entry
  • Power to issue improvement notices
Assuring practice regulation

Fitness to Practise and Standard of Proof Working Group

This working group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop our position on the recommendations from the RCVS Legislation Working Party on fitness to practise and on RCVS recommendations in relation to the Standard of Proof, including:

  • Introducing the concept of current impairment
  • A change to the civil standard of proof for disciplinary
Fitness to practise and standard of proof

Modernising RCVS Registration Working Group

This working group has been convened by Policy Committee to develop our position on the recommendations from the RCVS Legislation Working Party on modernising RCVS registration, including:

  • Introducing powers to create limited licensure
  • Empower RCVS to introduce revalidation
  • Underpin mandatory CPD
Modernising RCVS Registration