RCVS rolls out new programme of question times

RCVS rolls out new programme of question times

The RCVS is to engage with members through a series of in-person and virtual question times, starting this autumn.

Regional and virtual question times will give vets the opportunity to learn directly about current and upcoming College projects and initiatives, as well as to put questions directly to the RCVS Officer Team, RCVS Council members and senior staff.

The first event takes place on the evening of Wednesday 7 September at the Hilton Glasgow on William Street, where RCVS President Melissa Donald and RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett will be in attendance.

The topics discussed on the evening are up to the audience but, given current hot topics for the professions, are likely to include workforce issues, the review of RCVS guidance on under care, proposals for legislative reform, VetGDP and the future of extra-mural studies, among other things.

Melissa Donald giving her inaugural address as RCVS President for 2022-23

Melissa (pictured) said: “In my opening speech as RCVS President I said that one of the key missions of my presidential year was to talk – and especially listen – to as many members of the professions as I possibly can.

“Relaunching our question time programme after a hiatus will give me the opportunity to do exactly this, as well as giving members of the professions that all-important opportunity to put their questions and concerns directly to us. We might not be able to address every problem, but these events give an excellent opportunity for vets and nurses to raise issues, forge connections with their peers and work together to find solutions.

“I hope that many of you will be able to come to our first in-person event in Glasgow but we will also be holding these question times virtually in the future for those people who may struggle to make it to these evening events. Rest assured – if you want to be heard, we will find a way to listen.”

The next in-person event is due to take place in Nottingham in January 2023 while the first virtual question time will take place in November 2022. Further details about the events will be published on www.rcvs.org.uk/events in due course.

To register for the Glasgow event visit: tinyurl.com/22pem3d6