Paracetamol 500mg Tablets Recall

13th June 2019

Dear Customer

We would like to inform you about the following recall:

M & A Pharmachem Ltd the manufacturers Paracetamol 500mg Tablets is recalling the product. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer see attached MHRA Drug Alert dated 13th June 2019.  

Paracetamol 500mg Tablets, 1 x 1000. 
Batch Number: – 0110 Expiry Date June 2023 
 0174 Expiry Date October 2023 
NVS Product Code – 892543  

Our records indicate that you could have received some of this product.

Please examine your stock immediately & quarantine the products.

Then return the completed form with any stock via the normal returns procedure to NVS. (Click ‘More Information’ to complete the form)

If you do not have any stock, please confirm by completing the form & return on fax number 01782 785136.

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111

Medivet Supports IVSA Exchange between Surrey Vet School and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

IVSA

Medivet Supports IVSA Exchange between Surrey Vet School and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

Medivet is supporting the next generation of vets by investing in an exchange programme run by the International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA). Fifteen students from Norway recently spent a week in the UK, following a visit by students from Surrey Vet School to the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Oslo in February.

IVSA is a global association representing veterinary students from around the world. It runs a range of initiatives, including its exchange programme, to enrich the learning experience of its members and help them develop their veterinary skills.

In addition to the cultural exchange aspect of their visits, the students were able to compare teaching techniques, hear from senior vets/lecturers as well as undertake live clinical activity, which included animal husbandry and handling with farm and exotic species.

Sophie Skyrme, a first-year student at Surrey Vet School, said: “We enjoyed learning about veterinary practice in Norway and exploring the fascinating museum at the Vet School. As it’s a historic building, it’s very different to our campus at Guildford but the visit was a great learning experience and we also learned how to deal with -15 degrees temperatures!”

Mateus Forni from Surrey Vet School who helped to host the Norwegian students during their recent visit, added: “We are grateful to Medivet for supporting this fantastic exchange. Our Norwegian colleagues enjoyed experiencing vet school ‘UK-style’ and the visits to Norway and the UK have created an incredibly helpful exchange of learning.”

He added: “During the exchange, Dr Guy Carter (a Medivet Senior Partner) gave us a talk on life in UK practice and discussed the company’s programme to support new graduates. It was really interesting to gain an insight into what to expect at the next stage of our veterinary journey.”

Guy Carter said: “IVSA’s exchange visits offer vet students a unique opportunity to see how their peers in other countries learn and train. We were delighted to support this exchange and wish all of the students well as they progress with their studies.”

Praising our sales team at NVS

Praising our sales team at NVS

This year, we celebrated with our sales team again with our annual Territory Managers (TM) of the Year Awards of 2019.

Mike Hibbert (North West) won TM of the Year for National Veterinary Services. Wendy Phelan (North East) and Hannah Pinnock (South) jointly won TM of the Year for NationWide Laboratories.

Head of Sales, Nik Watson and Mel Whittaker, said: “Yet again our sales team have continued to bring in great results for the business in a challenging environment. It’s always difficult to highlight just a few of the team when everyone has contributed to a really good year.

“Well done to Mike, Wendy and Hannah for their performance, a great result.”

Get switched on to NVSOnline

‘NVSOnline’, National Veterinary Services (NVS)’s updated online ordering system makes online ordering easy.
 
If you haven’t switched onto NVSOnline call our IT team to get registered.

Why should you make the switch?

The updated system, available to all NVS customers, offers a number of enhanced benefits including:

Benefits

All current NVSOnline users have been set up and log in details have been emailed direct. Please ensure you have logged into the new system and have checked your favourite orders and saved lists.

If you are not currently registered to use NVSOnline please contact our IT services team on it.support@nvs-ltd.co.uk or 01782 771122.

Batch Recall

URGENT PRODUCT BATCH RECALL

This recall is being carried out to Practice Level

15th May 2019

Dear Customer,

We would like to inform you about the following recall:

Elanco UK AH Ltd the manufacturers of Tylan 200mg/ml solution for injection is recalling the product.  This recall has been requested by the manufacturer see the letter attached dated 14th May 2019.

Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection.

Batch Number: – C967336A Use before 07/2020.

NVS Product Code – 861674

 

Our records indicate that you could have received some of this product.

Please examine your stock immediately & quarantine the products.

Then return the completed form with any stock via the normal returns procedure to NVS.

If you do not have any stock, please confirm by completing the form & return on fax number 01782 785136. (Click ‘More Information’ to complete the form).

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.

 

Kind regards,

Andrew Duxbury

(Responsible Person)

Medivet Unveils Graduate Development Plans for 2019

Medivet Unveils Graduate Development Plans for 2019

Medivet is launching a unique Graduate Development Programme which supports newly qualified vets with extensive 1-2-1 in-practice training.

The comprehensive programme, which starts in August, is designed to deliver tailored coaching and training with experienced vets and will see graduates working off rota, side by side with their mentors in practice for twelve weeks of the year-long course.  

The scheme, devised by Medivet’s Head of Vet Development & Future Vet Recruitment, Dr Daniel Preter, includes 17 modules of key clinical and non-clinical subjects including surgery, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology, ultrasound, cardiology and exotics as well as mental health, leadership and resilience.

“Graduates will be matched with a dedicated clinician who will be their first point of contact for advice, both clinical and non-clinical,” said Daniel, who is also a Medivet Senior Partner.

“We are passionate about attracting the best new vets into the Medivet Group and offering them the support, guidance and training they need to make the challenging transition from university to consulting room. Our new training programme will help them both to develop the practical, clinical and communication skills essential in day to day practice and to start to build their knowledge of more specialised areas.

“As important as the clinical training is, we also place a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of our new graduates. In addition to our new graduate programme, we have a mentoring initiative to ensure our graduates are fully supported by an experienced ‘buddy’ for the duration of the programme. Graduates and buddies meet regularly for pulse-checks to discuss ongoing support and advice on clinical and non-clinical matters.

“We believe this new programme will help our graduates to grow in confidence quickly and to develop the clinical and professional skills they need in order to build a fulfilling and rewarding veterinary career.”

The programme will be available across multiple locations throughout the UK and a rolling intake, beginning in August, means that graduates can start at the time that suits them.

At the end of the Medivet Graduate Development Programme, graduates will have completed over 120 hours of CPD in the first year. They will also receive:

  • RCVS fees and the first year of BSAVA membership
  • VDS cover and BVA membership
  • Five weeks’ annual holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • MiniVetGuide book for quick clinical reference

For more information about the Medivet Graduate Development Programme, please visit www.medivet.co.uk/careers/graduate-development-programme/

Medivet Links up with RVC to Support RVN Development

Medivet Links up with RVC to Support RVN Development

Medivet has announced a partnership with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to enable its veterinary nurses to access Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses on a range of topics including Emergency and Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Each topic is covered in a six-week module, delivered online by RVC lecturers using a blended learning approach to encourage learners to think critically. On successful completion of a module, the learner will gain up to 18 hours’ CPD and receive a CPD certificate from the RVC.

Rachel Mattia, Head of Learning and Development at Medivet, said: “The Medivet Training Centre delivers the initial training our nurses need to qualify as Registered Veterinary Nurses.  Building on this, our partnership with the RVC means that we can now support their continued development by giving them access to state-of-the-art CPD from recognised experts in an engaging, interactive format that they can fit in around their work and home life.”

“Our nurses are the lynchpins of our practice teams and we are committed to investing in their development throughout their careers through initiatives such as this partnership with the RVC.”

IVSA Glasgow Hosts IVSA Vienna in Exchange Visit Supported by Improve International

IVSA Glasgow Hosts IVSA Vienna in Exchange Visit Supported by Improve International

The Glasgow Chapter of the International Veterinary Students Association (ISVA) hosted a group of veterinary students from IVSA Vienna during an educational and cultural exchange visit from 12-19 April. During the visit, sponsored by global veterinary CPD specialist Improve International, the Austrian students enjoyed lectures at the Veterinary School at the University of Glasgow. They also learned about falconry and handling birds of prey and had the opportunity to practice their lambing skills.

IVSA is a global association representing veterinary students from around the world. It aims to enrich their student experience and develop their veterinary skills.  It does this through annual meetings, facilitating member exchanges and other projects focused on animal welfare, One Health, education, soft skills and wellness.

Alyssa Cramb from IVSA Glasgow said:  “The visit of our Austrian colleagues was a great success and we would like to thank Improve International for its generous sponsorship. We’re now very much looking forward to visiting Vienna later this year.”

Philippe DeSoye from IVSA Austria said: “We all fell in love with Scotland during this exchange visit and we learned a great deal too.”

John Douglass from Improve International said: “We’re living in a global world so the more opportunities vet students have to build relationships with and learn from colleagues from different countries, the better. IVSA’s exchange visits offer students a fantastic opportunity to see their chosen profession from a fresh perspective and to experience a different culture. They are also a lot of fun. We were delighted to support this visit.”

One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International is celebrating its 21stt anniversary during 2019.  Founded by a team of UK vets, the company has trained more than 20,000 veterinary professionals in 20 countries around the world.  In the delivery of its programmes, it works closely with its assessment partner, the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS), and with Harper Adams University, which provides the higher education body quality assurance.

Part of Benchmark Plc and based in Swindon, Improve International provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

Improve International Launches PgC in Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Improve International Launches PgC in Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Dentistry and Oral Surgery  to help vets in first opinion practice to diagnose and treat the increasing number of patients suffering from dental or oral disease.

During the 14-module programme of lectures, case discussions and practical sessions, delegates will learn how to approach the dog, cat and exotic patient presenting with manifestations of oral pathology in a logical and scientific manner.  Lecturers for the programme, which starts in January 2020, include respected dental and oral surgical experts, including Dr Bob Partridge and Dr Rachel Perry, both European and RCVS Specialists in Veterinary Dentistry and Dr Owen Davies, an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Oncology.

Each module will be supported with an online learning management platform offering additional learning resources, together with a subscription to Harper Adam’s online e-library which gives access to thousands of scientific articles and abstracts for those progressing to a PgC. All delegates benefit from a dedicated Programme Tutor.

One of the world’s leading veterinary training companies, Improve International is celebrating its 21st anniversary during 2019.  Founded by a team of UK vets, the company has trained more than 20,000 veterinary professionals in 20 countries around the world.  In the delivery of its programmes, it works closely with its assessment partner, the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS), and with Harper Adams University, which provides the higher education body quality assurance.

Commenting on the new PgC, Mrs Juliet Pope, Operations Manager at Improve International, said: “The diagnosis and management of dental and oral disease is a significant – and growing – component of small animal practice. The programme we have developed offers a thorough case-based approach and includes the opportunity to practice oral surgery in a wet-lab environment. It will support general practitioners in taking a more well-informed clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these cases and give them confidence to manage some cases that they might otherwise have felt they should refer.”

Part of Benchmark Plc and based in Swindon, Improve International provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

NVSL team gets a cracking result for charity this year

NVSL team gets a cracking result for charity this year

Thanks to the generosity of employees, customers and suppliers, the UK’s market leader in veterinary wholesaling and distribution, National Veterinary Services Ltd (NVSL) has donated more than 2,000 items to charities across the UK this year.

Last year, the business ran an internal staff engagement campaign to donate Easter eggs which were then given to charities, hospitals and hospices across the UK. Our employees smashed our target of 250 eggs and we received more than 800 donations from across the business.

Martin Riley, Managing Director for NVS, said: “Following our successful ’12 days of Christmas’ campaign we set the challenge to reach 1,000 donations to support even more good causes. By expanding the campaign to our external stakeholders, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support and our final tally was 2,319 eggs, toys and other items with more donations still coming in.

“We also had a competitive edge to the campaign internally this year, with two teams, led by myself and our Finance Director, Glenn Aungles. The Easter Egg Grand Prix was pretty close throughout the three week campaign and after a close run race Glenn’s team pipped my team at the post on the final stretch.”

“Each of our depots have selected a charity to support and our labs business and support teams in Talke also contributed to the final tally, and three charities received donations in Stoke. Thank you to everyone who contributed this year.”

Charities that will be benefitting from this year’s campaign:

Carlisle

Bracknell

Gloucester

Tiverton

Marston

Waltham

Swanscombe

Brandon

Glasgow

Stoke on Trent

Eden Valley Hospice – Jigsaw ward

Alexander Devine – Children’s Hospice

John Hopkins Trust

CLIC – Tiverton

Martin House – Children’s Hospice

Barnet General Hospital – Children’s ward

Demelza Hospice Sittingbourne

Homestart Norfolk – Family support

Royal Hospital for Children – Glasgow

Alice Charity – Newcastle

North Staffs Children’s Ward

Jason Powner