BVNA News

VNJ temporarily online for a few months

VNJ temporarily online for a few months

28th April 2020

This is to let you know that there will be a temporary change to the way that you receive the VNJ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Infection Control in the Veterinary Profession for Covid-19

Infection Control in the Veterinary Profession for Covid-19

24th April 2020

In this blog we highlight how Covid-19 is affecting veterinary practices and their staff, answer some of the commonly asked questions about the use of Personal Protective Equipment, and share our top tips on disinfection around the workplace.

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Hopeful news for student veterinary nurses

Hopeful news for student veterinary nurses

23rd April 2020

RCVS VN Council has formed a task force to tackle the issue of student veterinary nurses not being able to take their final practical exams and join the Register due to the government imposed social distancing measures that are currently in place to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

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Help us support veterinary businesses

Help us support veterinary businesses

21st April 2020

We’re asking you to write to your local MP to help secure proper financial support for veterinary businesses during Covid-19 and after. 

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We want to hear your top social distancing tips!

We want to hear your top social distancing tips!

16th April 2020

Please let us know the changes you have made at work to help keep yourselves safer when working in small teams.

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RCVS Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses

RCVS Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses

15th April 2020

RCVS Day One Skills for Veterinary Nurses is a list of essential practical skills that can be referred to by all veterinary nurses whether they use a Nursing Progress Log [NPL], Central Skills Log [CSL], or an e-portfolio.

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Overcoming the NPL v Covid-19 stalemate

Overcoming the NPL v Covid-19 stalemate

15th April 2020

During this unusual time of enforced inactivity many Student Veterinary Nurses are at a loss for how to continue moving their NPLs forward, but there are several aspects that can be worked on in the comfort and safety of your home. 

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In House CPD during Covid-19 Outbreak

In House CPD during Covid-19 Outbreak

15th April 2020

In these times of uncertainty, and not knowing how long we may be in lock down, we find ourselves with more free time and more stress than usual. As critical workers for the veterinary industry, we are all expected to continue professional development (CPD) throughout the year so even though the RCVS has amended the CPD required for registered veterinary nurses this year from 15 hours per annum to 11 hours due to the pandemic we still need to improve our nursing practice. If you are wondering how you will manage to complete your hours, this blog will help kick-start you into considering setting up your own in-house CPD.

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Microvolunteering Day

Microvolunteering Day

14th April 2020

In one day, you can use just 10 minutes of your time to give back to the veterinary industry or to do something positive for a charity within your community (even globally!) - These bite sized moments make up Microvolunteer Day, which is celebrated on Wednesday the 15th of April.

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Be A Local Volunteer

Be A Local Volunteer

10th April 2020

The Government is asking us to volunteer and support our local community!

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BVNA Webinar Covid-19 Update – Watch the recording

BVNA Webinar Covid-19 Update – Watch the recording

9th April 2020

In case you missed it, here’s the recording of the BVNA Webinar update on Covid-19 that took place on the 8th April. 

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Are you thinking of entering Research Bites 2020?

Are you thinking of entering Research Bites 2020?

9th April 2020

Thinking of entering Research Bites 2020? Past prize-winner Hannah Durling reflects on what she has gained from taking part

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