Vocational educational and advisory body (VEAB)
For the different branches of medicine that specialist doctors work in, which we also call their vocational scope, a Branch Advisory Body (VEAB) offers advice and services to the Council by:
- advising the council on education, training and international equivalence during the registration process for doctors seeking to work within a vocational scope of practice
- providing programmes of training, education, research, quality and safety policy, audits, practising resources, and advocacy, for the recertification of specialist doctors
Specialist doctors must participate in a recertification programme offered by their respective VEAB. Approved VEAB recertification programmes are listed by vocational scope on the Recertification programmes page.
Some exceptions and exemptions can be made under our "Policy on principles for the approval of alternative recertification programmes provided by groups other than Branch Advisory Bodies".