RCVS Knowledge - Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

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2 days ago

Dr Kit Sturgess, Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Evidence spoke with the winners of our 2022 Veterinary Evidence Student Awards - Sarah Daphne Foo, Maxim Bembinov and Narakhanti Soenardi about their experiences of writing Knowledge Summaries for Veterinary Evidence and how it felt to be published in a peer reviewed journal before graduating. 
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Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

Sally Everitt speaks with Matthew Rendle about how we can improve the care of rabbits in veterinary practice, make best use of the evidence that we have, and develop further evidence for the future.
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Thursday Dec 22, 2022

This session was recorded during the SPVS VMG Congress on the 13th May 2022.
In addition to traversing the terrain of chronic staffing resource shortages and withstanding the onslaught of the pandemic, the veterinary professions in the UK were then hit with a tidal wave of new pets. Caseload increases of 50% faced diminished and fatigued teams. Fortunately, veterinary teams are problem-solvers and solution-finders. We innovate, we improve, we learn and we share. What we have learnt are new ways of working, born out of necessity, to address the caseload: staffing imbalance. In this session we discuss how system and process changes can significantly reduce the time it takes to perform our roles, how we can implement and measure these changes, making sure we can get to the other side of the caseload peak successfully.
View the transcript here.
 
Speaker: Dr Laura Playforth BVM&S MSc Adv HCP (Open) MRCVS, Vice-Chair of QIAB
Laura qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. After working in a variety of small animal practices in Yorkshire for eight years, she moved into Emergency and Critical Care as a Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Vets Now. In the early part of her career at Vets Now, Laura successfully led three different out-of-hours emergency clinics, before being promoted to the role of District Vet and then on to the Head of Veterinary Standards role. Today, she is Vets Now’s Professional Standards Director and is responsible for driving clinical and professional standards. She has extensive experience in utilising clinical benchmarking, governance and guidelines in order to embed best practice across the company's network. More recent developments Laura and her team have led have focused on patient safety, the use of checklists and significant event review reporting. Laura also works closely with the Vets Now marketing department on a wide variety of digital content, media and PR work. Laura has an MSc in advancing healthcare practice with the Open University, which aims to develop skills in evidence-based practice, policy development and innovation to facilitate sustainable improvements in care quality. She hopes to bring a fresh and open mind to the QIAB, drawing on more than a decade of experience of clinical leadership in a nationwide provider of first-opinion emergency and critical care.

Friday Nov 11, 2022

Amanda Boag, Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Board of Trustees in conversation with Professor Herman Barkema, our 2022 Plowright Prize winner. 
The biennial Plowright Prize recognises an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of infectious diseases in animals. 
Learn more at rcvsknowledge.org/plowright
Read the transcript here

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

Alison Pyatt, Training Centre Lead VMD, and Pam Mosedale, QI Clinical Lead RCVS Knowledge, introduce the Managing Veterinary Medicines: Staying Legal and Promoting Safety course.
The course is freely available to everyone in the veterinary profession and provides information on veterinary medicine regulations and the safe and responsible use of veterinary medicines. 
Access the course at rcvsknowledge.org/managing-veterinary-medicines/
 
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Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Pam Mosedale speaks with Fergus Allerton about the upcoming Antibiotic Amnesty. Learn more about the amnesty and how you can get involved at rcvsknowledge.org/amnesty 
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Friday Oct 21, 2022

VetTeamAMR Project Manager Lucy Coyne speaks to Farm Vet Champion Lucy Coyne about Rose Willis about how she inspired her practice team and clients to engage with the Medicine Hub and how SMART goals can be used to motivate the team.
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Thursday Oct 20, 2022

In the fourth episode of ‘For the Record’, we hear from vets working as Official Veterinarians within the public health sector, some of whom trained in other European nations before moving to the UK.
This episode was recorded in two parts. The first part was recorded in December 2020, before the confirmation of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and all three participants are employed by Eville & Jones. The second part was recorded in September 2022, 15 months after the Trade Agreement came into effect. All three of these participants work for Food Standards Scotland.
 
This episode features:
Juan Avila
Sara Basto
Andrei Ungureanu
Evangelos Katsoulis
Jose Rodrigues Robles
Arabella White
'For The Record' is a series featuring conversations between current and former members of the veterinary professions, highlighting voices and experiences usually absent from our official archive. 
You can read the transcript on our website.
If you would like to get involved in future episodes, please contact the RCVS Knowledge archives team by email at archives@rcvsknowledge.org
 
Music is 'Jindupe' by Lauren Duski.

Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

In this podcast, Pam Mosedale chats with Mel McPherson about how farm practices can get started with Quality Improvement (QI). 
This podcast was recorded for the QI Boxset- Series 1: Episode 2: Getting started with Quality Improvement.
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Monday Sep 12, 2022

This session was recorded during the SPVS VMG Congress on the 13th May 2022.
*Please note, there is a short pause in the presentation at 15:24 while the sound technician fixes some feedback and Mark Moreton's microphone level*
With more demanding priorities to deliver the best possible care whilst dealing with the consequences of COVID-19 and Brexit, it's no wonder that veterinary professionals are concerned with stress and burnout within the profession. Human healthcare has seen similar challenges and various teams around the world have been using the 'Joy in work' framework to battle burnout and stay fulfilled professionally. Angie and her team have been trialling this framework in veterinary settings, learning which steps help connect veterinary teams in meaning and purpose, with the aim of improving satisfaction and even feeling a buzz from their work. They have seen that it is not only possible, it can be a fundamental step to ensuring continued excellence in patient care and client experiences, even in these challenging times.
Download the 'What matters to you - Conversation guide for leaders'  
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Featuring:-
- Angela Rayner, BVM&S PgDipPSHCF MRCVS, Director of Quality Improvement for CVS Group and a small animal GP vet. She won an RCVS Knowledge QI Award for improvements made in controlled drugs auditing and is Co-clinical Lead for their Antibiotic Stewardship Audit.
- Mark Moreton, BVetMED MRCVS, Small Animal GP Vet and a Hub Clinical Lead for CVS.

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