Welcome Farm Vet Champions!
Watch this mandatory video where Fiona Lovatt, Clinical Lead, discusses why this project was launched, how important it is and the main principles of being a Farm Vet Champion.
CPD: 5 minutes
This module includes all the need-to-know facts about the use of antibiotics in practice, and why as a profession we should prioritise reducing our usage. From a reminder about what antimicrobial resistance is, to the legal and responsible use of antibiotics, this essential module will help you follow and create protocols for your medicine usage.
CPD: 3.5 hours
Effective communication with your clients is critical in improving animal safety and antibiotic usage. Communicating is not simply just talking. This module contains a selection of webinars from a variety of organisations, covering a wide range of communication and behaviour models that you can implement to evaluate your own communication skills and improve your communication with your clients.
CPD: 3 hours
The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in cattle, including dairy herds, sucklers and youngstock.
CPD: 2 hours 40 minutes
The Goat Veterinary Society (GVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in goat herds.
CPD: 60 minutes
The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in pigs, including pet pigs and small-scale producers.
CPD: 45 minutes
The British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in poultry, including turkeys, laying flocks and gamebirds.
CPD: 2.5 hours
The Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) introduces how to use antibiotics responsibly in sheep herds.
CPD: 60 minutes
QI is something everyone can benefit from –not just veterinary teams, but animals and owners too.
What are the differences between clinical governance and QI?
Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead, explains the differences and how QI tools can help practice teams with clinical governance.
Why is clinical governance a Code of Professional Conduct requirement for vets and nurses?
Melissa Donald, Chair of RCVS Standards Committee, explains in a chat with Pam Mosedale.
Remind yourself about what the Code of Professional Conduct says about clinical governance.
Anne Lawson one of the RCVS Practice Standards Assessors, explains what all practices need to do at the different levels of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), from core standards to the awards.
Have a look at the clinical governance module of the Practice Standards Scheme. Ideal to print off and share amongst your team.
Lizzie Lockett, CEO of the RCVS, discusses her personal perspective on QI, why it's important for all people working in practice to be alive to change, and RCVS initiatives that support the adoption of QI.
What do the terms 'quality healthcare' and 'QI' mean in a veterinary context?
Angela Rayner, Head of QI at CVS, and Chris Gush, Executive Director of RCVS Knowledge, explain in this QI Feature.
How can you get your team on board to deliver QI?
Shobhan Thakore, Clinical Lead for the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme, discusses fear of blame within the NHS and recent initiatives to help manage expectations, engage and work with the team to respond to change.
Why is QI so important in practice?
Find out in this podcast with Angela Rayner and Pam Mosedale.
Veterinary Nurses can lead their practice teams in QI. In this Vet Times article, Liz Cox explains how.
If you're wondering how to start setting up QI in practice, listen to Lizzy Whiting, Highly Commended in the 2020 Knowledge Awards, as she chats to Pam Mosedale about her experiences.
Read this article from Angela Rayner, Head of QI at CVS, for tips on how to take those first steps in QI.
This document includes examples of QI principles and tools which can be implemented within your practice to form your clinical governance plan.
Anne Lawson, PSS Assessor, chats with Pam Mosedale about how QI fits into the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.
Listen to passionate QI advocates Lizzy Whiting and Pam Mosedale in conversation with Nicky Paull, retired vet, ex-BVA President and Chair of the VDS Board.
Watch this webinar from Lizzy Whiting on how to have effective QI meetings in practice.
How can you utilise systems and meetings to aid communication in practice?
Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead, chats to Professor John Williams, National Surgical Lead at Vets Now.
Journal clubs can provide a framework for you to explore the latest research and apply what you have learned in clinical practice.
Sally Everitt, inFOCUS Clinical Lead, talks to Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead, about how to start a journal club, including how to select and critically appraise papers.
What did you bring back from your last CPD? In this webinar, Dr Marnie Brennan explains how to look at what you learned critically.
Journal clubs don’t have to depend on the team being in the same building.
Listen to Rachael Bacon, RVN, explain the benefits of group chat journal clubs.
Have you ever thought about whether your clients care if your practice participates in QI activities?
Caroline Freedman, the representative for pet owners on the RCVS’ Practice Standards group, chats to Pam Mosedale about the clients' perspective.
How can you get the most out of your CPD?
Linda Prescott-Clements, RCVS Director of Education, explains about using reflection in CPD.
RCVS Director of Education Linda Prescott-Clements discusses reflection's central role in outcomes-focused CPD.