The RCVS has launched a survey for EU vets and nurses to share how Brexit has affected them.

The survey asks EU nationals about their experience of practising in the UK since the referendum and will seek to find out what their career expectations and aspirations are now.

The survey will also ask how they feel that the RCVS has supported EU vets to practise in the UK since the transition period ended on 31 December 2020.

The survey is being conducted by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), an independent, not-for-profit research institute.

Respondents are encouraged to be as open as possible, as individual responses will not be seen by the RCVS and all survey data will be analysed independently by IES.

Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO said: “We are hearing anecdotal feedback from EU veterinary professionals about the impact of the EU Exit on their working lives, but it is important for us to have direct feedback as evidence for our recommendations.

"I would encourage everyone who receives the survey to share their thoughts with us, as the feedback we receive from this and the previous surveys, will help us to plan what training, resources and support the professions need from us post-EU Exit."

Everyone eligible to take part in the survey is being sent an email today from Dilys Robinson at the IES, with a link to the survey. 

You have until Tuesday 16th November 2021 to complete it.

If you have any questions, contact

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