Following on from the work of the Action Group, six working groups were developed to address specific aims of the project.

The current working groups, and their Chairs and Members, are listed below.

Workforce group
Fiona Andrew (Chair)
Nimisha Patel (BVNA)
Helen Farrant
Matthew Rendle (VNC)
Stuart Ford-Fennah
Niall Connell
Simon Johnson (SVN)
Marie Rippingale (VNC)
Racheal Marshall
Jill Macdonald (Project manager)

VN Schools Council
Kathy Kissick (Chair)
Leslie Heaton-Smith
Samantha Morgan (BVNA)
Martin Barrow (CQ)
Hilary Orpet
Laura Kidd
Victoria Bowes
Susan Hooper
Jill Macdonald (Project manager)

Career progression group
Renay Rickard (Chair – VPMA)
Stephanie Writer-Davies (SPVS)
Helen Russell
Jane Davidson
Huw Stacey (Vet Futures)
Dominic Dyer (VNC)
Belinda Andrews-Jones
Becky Jones
Jill Macdonald (Project manager)

One health
TBA (Chair)
Louise O’Dwyer
Hayley Kilbane
Andrea Jeffrey (VNC)
Sue Proctor (VNC)
Wendy Preston (RCN)
Becky Jones
Lily Lipman
Jill Macdonald (Project manager)

Training Practices
Liz Cox (Chair – RVN)
Leslie Heaton-Smith
Jen Clark
Samantha Morgan (BVNA)
Jane Smallwood
Stephanie Writer-Davies (SPVS)
Lucy Bellwood (VNC)
Alison Simpson
Jill Macdonald (Project manager)

The Post Registration Working Group has now completed its work for the project, and has developed a Post-Registration Qualifications Framework proposal, that will be considered by the RCVS Education Committee and VN Council prior to a final decision being made.

Status recognition for veterinary nurses is also to be addressed and developed by a RCVS committee.

Post registration group
Dot Creighton (Chair)
Vicky Ford-Fennah
Stuart Ford-Fennah
Sue Gregory
Nicola Ackerman
Amy Martin
Matthew Rendle (VNC)
Barbara Cooper
Sue Howarth (VNEC)
Racheal Marshall
Lily Lipman (Project manager)