The RCVS Academy, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) free digital learning platform for the veterinary professions, has launched a new course to help veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses understand the RCVS concerns process.

Developed with Clare Stringfellow, Case Manager in the RCVS Professional Conduct Team, the course aims to provide further clarity and understanding about what the process involves and what to expect if you’re a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse who has had a concern raised about them.

Clare said: "We appreciate that concerns can be very worrying, and we hope that, through this course, we can give vets and nurses a better understanding of the process and how to obtain additional support.

“The course will allow participants to understand the different stages involved and the key activities that happen at each point, as well as detailing some of the common concerns we receive and how these are dealt with.”

The course features a range of different interactions such as audio, video and scenarios to enhance learners’ experience and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Learning on the Academy is developed by the RCVS and vets and nurses are encouraged to record and reflect on what they have learned in the RCVS 1CPD platform to meet the RCVS CPD requirements.

The concerns process course can be accessed for free via the RCVS Academy using the ‘My Account’ login details, where other courses in concerns support are also available.

If you have any questions about the Academy or any suggestions for improvement, please contact academy@rcvs.org.uk.