ATR Veterinary Surgeon Nov 2019 (Lara and Liesl)

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ATR Veterinary Surgeon 2019

Annual Training Reviews (ATR) ensure all staff review their working practices at least once each year. Not only is this a requirement to maintain our blood banking license with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), it also allows you to maintain your knowledge and understanding and identify areas you may need additional training in.

The following course covers all the SOPs and MDPs that form the annual review for your role as a veterinary surgeon. It is separated into sections based on the policy review documents the questions relate to. It is probably best to work through the lessons in bite-size sessions as the course will record your progress and allow you to log in and out.

Each question needs to be passed to move on to the next. All the SOPs are available on NEXUS for you to consult.

In addition the ATR includes a few new training lessons that have been included to address non-conformances and key focuses for the company for example the ‘On Session Communication Lessons’.

Please be aware the Donor Adverse Reaction SOP is being updated so this will follow separately to the ATR once it has been finalised.

Please ensure that you are referring to the SOPs and MPDs on NEXUS regularly to ensure you are not deviating from protocol and also to be guided to the correct associated documents and forms to perform a task. Ensure you are using the most current versions of all documentation by always going direct to Nexus and not printing and using any hard copies.

The period for you to complete your ATR closes Saturday 30th November at midnight.

The course needs to be completed on a PC or laptop and the screen size may need adjusting for the drag and drop exercises to ensure all words and spaces are visible so they can be completed.

Training will print and store your certificate once you successfully complete the course.

RCVS Mandatory CPD Check

This is also a good time to check your mandatory RCVS CPD compliance. For a veterinary surgeon this is a total of 105 hours over a three year period, with an average of 35 hours each year. PBB requests all staff CPD records at the end of March each year. If you feel you will be unable to fulfill the minimum requirements please contact the Training Department so we can arrange whatever support we can to assist you.

Good luck!