The RCVS has called for evidence concerning the provision of 24 hr emergency cover.
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There are two parts to this document which you might like to contribute to. First a list of issues you think the RCVS should consider as they review 24/7 cover, and secondly whether you think that the requirement to provide home visits should be removed.
This page will be submitted to the RCVS on 17th February
List of issues the RCVS should consider when reviewing the provision of 24/7 emergency cover:
The OOH service providers state in their literature that their vets are OOH specialists ,who are fresh faced and bushy tailed having not worked the previous day. But actually often they are just people who work for donor practices who are,moonlighting and are not speciaIsts in anything. They are in fact just doing a night shift for the extra income.
Should mandatory house visits be removed from the GTPC?
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Clinical Editor: Alasdair Hotston Moore MA VetMB CertSAC CertVR CertSAS FRCVS
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