Information for SQPs

We have a range of Point of Sale (POS) materials for use in store, for companion animal, equine and farm animal businesses. These are intended to encourage animal owners to ask questions and engage with SQPs, rather than start the interaction with their mind already made up. More on our Point of Sale materials, leaflets and posters…

Every time an SQP prescribes a POM-VPS medicine, the SQP must take into account the responsible use of medicines. This should include following relevant guidance from SCOPS and COWS. More on responsible use of medicines…

Information about renewing your SQP status for 2020 was sent to all AMTRA SQPs on 10 October by email or in the post. More on annual renewals…

All SQPs are required to undertake a certain amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that has been accredited by AMTRA. The current two-year CPD period runs until 30 June 2021, by which time the required number of points must have been earned (or an exemption granted for exceptional circumstances). Those who didn’t earn the required number of points by 30 June 2019 won’t be able to renew their SQP status for 2020, but can carry on until 31 December 2019. More on CPD requirements…

We list on our website a range of CPD that is open to all SQPs, much online but including face-to-face events where available and other means of gaining accredited CPD. Note that there is no CPD on the AMTRA website itself. More on CPD opportunities available to all SQPs…

All SQPs are required to abide by the regulatory controls which include the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, the SQP Code of Practice, and relevant VMD guidance. More on the regulatory controls including Code of Practice and Guidance…

Updating your contact details

Even though most SQPs are supported by their employers, your qualification is personal to you, and AMTRA will write to you at your home address.

Please remember that when you signed your enrolment form, you acknowledged the importance of keeping AMTRA advised of any change in personal details (such as name change) or if you move house – please do not expect your employer to do this for you. You can login to the AMTRA website and update your contact details at any time.

Your representatives

The AMTRA Council includes a number of people who have been elected by AMTRA SQPs to represent them on Council.

If you have questions or concerns or proposals for AMTRA, then of course do contact the AMTRA office. But if you would like to contact your representatives, please do so. More information on SQP representatives…

SQP Locums

AMTRA offers a short list of SQP locums (that is, someone who temporarily stands in for another SQP) to enable a business to continue to prescribe and supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS medicines while the customary SQP is absent for whatever reason. More on SQP locums…

Data protection

You can read more about how AMTRA uses your information and how you can choose to opt out of receiving certain information on the data protection page.

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