Almost 300 VNs faraway from register for non-payment

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Virtually 300 veterinary nurses have been faraway from the RCVS register for non-payment of the annual renewal price.

The RCVS is encouraging practices to examine employees members are nonetheless on the register, after 295 veterinary nurses had been faraway from it on 1 January for non-payment.


It’s technically unlawful for veterinary nurses to apply and carry out any procedures that fall underneath Schedule three of the Veterinary Surgeons Act if they aren’t on the register.

The annual cost is due on 1 November, though nurses have till midnight on 31 December to pay earlier than they’re faraway from the register.

This yr, 295 had been eliminated for non-payment, of whom greater than 25 have subsequently utilized for restoration and paid a price of £118.

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A slight enhance

Though the variety of removals has elevated from the earlier yr, when 247 veterinary nurses got here off the register for non-payment, it’s far fewer than 2016, when 692 had been eliminated, the school mentioned.

Head of registration Nicola South mentioned: “Over the previous two years, we now have been making use of textual content messages and emails to remind veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons to pay their annual price to stay on the register, and I feel the falling variety of removals within the years since we launched that is testomony to the effectiveness of those strategies.

“Nevertheless, there are nonetheless some people who’re slipping by the web and we’d remind veterinary nurses a substantial price must be paid to revive to the register if their registration lapses.”

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Checks and balances

The school has printed an inventory of those that have been eliminated – and subsequently not restored to – the register, to assist practices examine all employees are eligible to work.

This checklist will be discovered on the RCVS web site. []

Anybody with questions on how one can be restored to the register can contact the school’s registration division on 020 7202 0707 or e mail

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