Following member consultation, BCVSp trustees have published a position statement on closure of the RCVS Diplomas. BCVSp re-iterates that public interest is best served by use of the term “veterinary specialist” being supported by formal training, examination and re-accreditation of expertise. We urge individuals in veterinary disciplines directly affected by this lack of complete alignment to liaise directly with their European counterparts and contribute to the evolution of training programmes and diplomas that best meet the needs of their discipline. We recognise a need to support alternative residencies and to promote alternative career goals. Members can read the position statement in the hub.