Chiltern Hills Region

Chiltern Hills Region2018-06-28T13:04:15+00:00

Chiltern Hills Region

The VMG Chiltern Hills region was newly formed  in 2017. Whilst officially covering the counties of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Chiltern Hills will welcome VMG members and members-to-be regardless of location!

Jerry will be hosting meetings from the VMG Regional Roadshows during 2018 and the first, very successful gathering took place on 24th April 2018 in High Wycombe.  Jerry is planning an ‘off piste’ Regional Meeting Tue 18th Sept 2018, 2-5pm at Bicester Innovation Centre, where Julie Bonness MRCVS will present ‘Clinical CPD – Who, Why, When and Return On Investment’. Synopsis below:

‘Budget holders often struggle to justify Clinical CPD for assistants and nurses. Is this a false economy if one of your USPs is Quality Service? Cliniical CPD gives vets and nurses the skills to do more at a higher level. Examples would be Laparoscopy and TPLOs, but there are many more. Is this profitable or just pandering to their professional development and satisfying the RCVS? Deciding who should attend Clinical CPD and when needs to be a decision based on your business plan. Why you should pay and not your staff, is one element of maintaining employment continuity. Is the value of training any more than direct revenue increases? How do you cover the costs of new equipment?  Is increasing practice capability of value?, How can you send strong messages to existing and new clients about these benefits and subsequently improve your PR.’

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Jerry Crick Regional Organiser

I am a partner in Brainy Software LLP which develops veterinary focused software solutions with the goal of generating more profit for your business. I specialise in IT management, business management, software systems design and development. As a business leader and professional manager much of my time is spent coaching senior staff and helping with all manner of business ‘chores’ to deliver a working environment fit for staff, clients and their pets.