Representation and Education

Covid-19 BCVA Updates

Wed, 1 April 2020
This is a further reminder that BCVA members who have worked as OVs in the past five years are being asked to consider volunteering to help maintain the food chain during the COVID-19 outbreak. Anyone willing to take up the option can email: [email protected] in Scotland  [email protected]
Tue, 31 March 2020
The RCVS has scaled down the number of hours veterinary professionals are required to undertake during 2020 due to COVID-19. The annual minimum requirement will be reduced by 25% the number of hours CPD, so for veterinary surgeons that goes from 35 hours to 26 hours, while the requirement for veterinary nurses will be reduced from 15 hours to 11 hours. A similar 25% reduction will also be...
Mon, 30 March 2020
BCVA Officers have written to key ministers urging the government to recognise farm veterinary practices as ‘business critical’ immediately. This would allow the profession to access the £350 billion package of measures that includes rates relief and grants. The letter, sent on Friday 27 March, explains that “our profession must be supported in providing our essential service to farmers and their...
Fri, 27 March 2020
Information about furloughing as of 27 3 20 can be found HERE  We will make any changes to this information as we receive it.
Fri, 27 March 2020
Another day, another update! This notice is a round-up and collection of new information that could be relevant to BCVA members at this time. It is important that we keep aware of what is going on within the industry as it may affect how we can work with our clients. Equally, for many farmers, we as vets are trusted sources of information to help them understand the changing situation.  ...

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