Before employing a veterinary surgeon or nurse, Practices need to make a number of checks. These include confirmation of their right to work in the UK, that their qualifications … Read more about Fraud and veterinary practices
One of the many potential impacts of Brexit is the effect it will have on certain aspects of Employment Law, including the Working Time Regulations (WTR). These were written into … Read more about Brexit, the Working Time Regulations – and what it means for the veterinary industry
On the 25th May 2018, The Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A reform to current EU Data Protection Law, GDPR is designed … Read more about GDPR – is your practice ready?
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an on-going requirement for all vet surgeons and nurses registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Whether you’re … Read more about Continuous Professional Development – a lifelong commitment to learning
It’s a well-known fact that suicide rates amongst veterinary professionals runs at nearly four times the rate found within the general population. As such, mental health is not a … Read more about Mental health – lifting the taboo and saving lives
It may seem an obvious statement, but Practices need strong, effective leadership to flourish, to retain staff and keep them engaged. A happy staff force will always produce work … Read more about Leadership – every ship needs its captain
There’s no denying, as well as the enjoyable aspects of practicing medicine, being part of a Practice brings with it a range of pressures. Long hours, out of hours working and the … Read more about Locuming – why it might be a smart choice for you
Good staff, as they said, are hard to find, and that’s even more true in professions where demand for qualified professionals outstrips the available candidate pool. As a result, … Read more about Expectation setting as part of the recruitment process
Working as a locum brings many benefits: the chance to experience a variety of working environments, both geographically and in Practice size and types (Small Animal, Farm, etc.). … Read more about Professional Indemnity Insurance – it’s not an option
For the majority of veterinary surgeons, entering the profession is a vocational choice, rather than a calculated career move. Most veterinary degrees take five years to complete … Read more about Does gaining a degree prepare you for a vet’s life?
The Brexit vote in June of last year set many warning bells jingling throughout veterinary Practices around the country. It’s well known through the industry that the number of UK … Read more about Is Brexit a threat to the success of veterinary practices in the UK?
Cyber-attacks have been quite prevalent in the news recently, the most notable attack recently being the malware affecting a significant portion of the NHS, causing untold … Read more about Cyber attack – the biggest lie we tell ourselves