By Josh Loeb
This month new CPD requirements for vets come into force.
The RCVS is changing how it assesses CPD compliance, moving to a simpler annual CPD requirement of 35 hours a year for vets and 15 hours a year for registered vet nurses (RVNs).
This replaces the previous requirement of 105 hours and 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period for vets and RVNs, respectively.
The college says this move, along with other changes, will enable it to measure CPD compliance and address any non-compliance in a more meaningful way by moving away from an ‘inputs-based model’ to a more ‘outcomes-based’ and reflective approach.
Spearheaded by RCVS past president Stephen May, who chaired the college’s CPD policy working party, the new approach has been under discussion for a number of years.
Speaking last year about the changes, May said they were needed because of ‘increasing...