Posted: 21 June 2017 at 2:43 pm

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) have published a revised SQP Code of Practice.

The Code of Practice sets the standards for bodies that have been recognised to be suitable for registration of Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) e.g. VetSkill and for SQPs who are registered with a recognised body and who can supply veterinary medicines classified as POM-VPS and NFA-VPS in accordance with the registration they hold.

There are 3 different types of Registered Qualified Person (RQP):

  • a vet who is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • a pharmacist who is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
  • an SQP who is registered with one of the bodies approved by the Secretary of State

Click here to download the latest version of the VMD SQP Code of Practice