RCVS reveals high compliance figures for VN CPD
The RCVS amended the CPD requirements for 2020 from 15 hours per year to 11 hours per year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, 92 per cent of RVNs completed their required CPD hours. 

Latest figures from the RCVS have shown that in 2020, 92 per cent of veterinary nurses who had their records audited had completed their required hours of CPD over the year.

This is an exceptionally high level of CPD compliance across the profession, as Jenny Soreskog-Turp, RCVS lead for postgraduate education, commented: “This is an incredibly impressive CPD compliance figure, especially considering all the challenges that vet nurses faced throughout 2020. 

“I want to thank everyone that took part in our audit as this is a really important data source which helps us understand what the profession needs from us to help them complete their CPD.”

Jenny also noted that often, veterinary nurses complete their CPD quota for the year without realising it: “I know that sometimes vet nurses are unsure as to what counts towards their CPD target and often they discover that they’ve completed their CPD quota for the year without realising it. 

"Things that take place within practice, like formal case discussions, clinical audits and in-house training, all count towards someone’s CPD target. 

“If anyone is unsure as to what counts as CPD, I would encourage them to get in touch with the RCVS Education team and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.”

Information of what counts towards VN CPD can be found here