Inaugural conference paves the way for new SQP CPD

Posted: 25 November 2016 at 1:26 pm


Leslie Heaton-Smith speaking at the conference about the new VetSkill SQP qualification which will be available in 2017.

Leslie Heaton-Smith speaking at the conference about the new VetSkill SQP qualification which will be available in 2017.

VetSkill would like to thank all delegates and speakers who attended their first SQP Conference at The College of Animal Welfare in Cambridgeshire on Sunday 20 November.

The enthusiasm of delegates was evident from the start with the format of talks and workshops, interspersed with networking opportunities with other delegates and speakers, proving to be well received. The conference, aimed specifically at Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs), kicked off with an update from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) followed by product information, sessions on practical skills, health and safety, and SQP regulation.

Included in the conference fee, all delegates received their VetSkill 2017 annual SQP registration free of charge.

Greg Warman, VetSkill Chairman, said “Our aim when designing this event was to make the process of SQP annual registration and CPD fulfilment as simple and effective as possible”. He continued “The feedback we have received from delegates has been extremely positive and we are already making plans for our 2017 conference”.

The inaugural conference marked VetSkill’s authorisation by the VMD to maintain a register for SQPs to prescribe and supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS veterinary medicinal products. Any current SQP wishing to transfer to the VetSkill Register for 2017 can do so before the end of the year for a single fee of £29 without any late penalty charges.

More information on becoming an SQP can be found at www.vetskill.com/sqp

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For more information please contact:
Leanne Egland
Vet Skill Limited
Tel: 01480 278580
Email: legland@vetskill.com

Notes to editors:
Vet Skill Limited (trading as VetSkill) is an awarding body specialising in qualifications in the veterinary and animal care sectors. VetSkill was recognised by the qualifications regulator Ofqual in March 2015.

VetSkill is part of the group that manages The College of Animal Welfare, one of the UK’s leading providers of veterinary nurse and animal care education and training, and aims to enhance world class animal health and welfare through the provision of inspirational qualifications.

In August 2016, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) authorised Vet Skill Ltd (trading as VetSkill) to maintain a register for Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) to prescribe and supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS veterinary medicinal products.

For more information about VetSkill please visit www.vetskill.com