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Management of Chronic Medical Cases – the Veterinary Nurse’s Role

Nicola Ackerman shares her experiences and ideas on how nurses can play a greater role in long-term disease management, and how this works in her practice. Jill Macdonald offers her thoughts on the benefits and key considerations.

Q&A with John Redbond from the Veterinary Nursing Dermatology Group

Jill at ONCORE had a quick Q&A with John to find out why dermatology makes him ‘tick’, and why he thinks nurses play such an important role in this area of clinical practice.

One Health in Action Report

On Sunday 3 November, the BVA launched a new report on ‘One Health in Action’ to showcase some of the exciting One Health projects making an impact in the UK.

New guidance to help vets and nurses with delegation and Schedule 3

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has produced a six-point checklist poster for use in the practice setting to help veterinary surgeons remember the key things they need to consider when delegating work to veterinary nurses under Schedule 3.

Nurse Clinics Survey from the Veterinary Nurse Dermatology Group

At the last VNDG meeting in Spring the lecturers and delegates discussed setting up and running nurse clinics, something ONCORE provides real help and training on.

Valuing Veterinary Nurses

There are two sides to the phrase ‘the value of veterinary nurses’.

We all appreciate the value in the work they do, the vital role they play in patient care, and that the practice team could not function without them. But what about the financial value to practice business? How much is this overlooked?

Successful recruitment – reputation is everything

Two pretty much identical jobs: same area of the country, similar role responsibilities, similar remuneration, similar business size and structures. Yet, one ad receives 4 quality applicants and the other receives none. Why?

Attract, Recruit, Retain

ONCORE and Attract, Recruit, Retain join forces to help you to find the right team member for your practice.

In memory of Louise O’Dwyer

A small tribute to Louise to recognise her amazing work and life.
Nothing we can say or do will be enough, but we wanted to remember her in some small way.

Patient-Friendly Practice: Survey and research

Patient-friendly practice: how achievable is putting the behavioural and emotional needs of patients at the centre of routine patient interactions and care?