RCVS Legislative Reform: Consultation Period Extended

13 January 2021

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Consultation on Legislative Reform has been extended to April to give members of the professions and the public more time to respond, particularly in light of the current difficult circumstances resulting from the pandemic and lockdown restrictions. The new deadline for responses is 5pm Friday 23rd April 2021.

A summary of the key areas on which the Recommendations of the LWP Report are based was outlined in a recent BSAVA news article which is available here.

Members of the profession and the public who are interested in the governance of the veterinary professions are encouraged to avail of the extended time period and respond to the consultation. RCVS have advised that respondents do not have to respond on every aspect of the Report but can choose to comment on those areas of particular interest to them.

Responses will feed into the development of a full set of proposals for legislative reform which, if approved by RCVS Council, will be sent to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) for consideration.

The consultation is available at www.rcvs.org.uk/legislativereform