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Posted: 30th April 2021

New RCVS FAQs on common medicines pitfalls
The FAQs cover all aspects of the College's guidance on veterinary medicines.

Topics include storing controlled drugs and supplying medicines under the cascade.

The RCVS has published a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), providing answers to some of the most common obstacles concerning veterinary medicines.

Approved by the RCVS Standards Committee, the 17 questions cover all aspects of the College's guidance on veterinary medicines, from storing controlled drugs to supplying medicines under the cascade and what information to provide when writing a prescription. 

“Queries about veterinary medicines are some of the most frequent questions that our Standards & Advice Team deal with," commented Lisa Price, RCVS head of standards.

"We recognise that this is quite a complex and potentially confusing area of practice, with information being contained in a variety of places, including the RCVS Codes of Professional Conduct, the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and the Practice Standards Guidance."

She added: “We felt it would be helpful to try and draw much of this information into one place and provide answers to questions applicable to common scenarios that veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses encounter within everyday practice.”

To see the list of questions, click here. Veterinary professionals are invited to submit feedback and suggestions for further questions via advice@rcvs.org.uk

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