On Tuesday, 30 November 2021, the RCVS convened over 80 stakeholders from a wide range of veterinary backgrounds and organisations for a Workforce Summit. Held under the auspices of the RCVS ViVet innovation project, the Summit used the ‘design thinking’ methodology to generate innovative suggestions for potential solutions to the key workforce challenges facing the UK veterinary sector.
Discussions on the day were informed by preliminary research carried out by the College before the Summit, and the thoughts and opinions of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses captured through a pre-Summit series of online insight sessions.
The agenda for the day encouraged those who took part to use ‘design thinking’ to identify the issues and distil the ideas into solutions that are viable, scalable and would impact both the professions and the public in a positive way.
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As part of the project the RCVS will be producing an action plan that will detail the areas, the key stakeholders and expected impacts.
While we start work on how we take forward some of these ideas we will also continue to work on ways to engage and seek feedback from the professions.
If you or your organisation have an idea, solution or a particular set of skills that can support reaching a positive outcome, please contact ViVet via firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using the feedback form on the right-hand-side of this page (located below this content on your smart phone).