Reducing ward moves

Scottish Government/RCPE Press Release

14 December 2012

Reducing ward moves

Plans to reduce ‘boarding’ in Scotland’s hospitals

A plan has been put in place to address unnecessary patient moves in hospitals.

A new collaborative work programme between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and NHS Scotland will address the practice – known as ‘boarding’.

Revalidation Starts

Revalidation comes into effect today. This is the process by which all doctors in the UK who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will regularly be required to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise. Between December 2012 and March 2013 all licensed doctors will receive notification of their revalidation date from the GMC. Every licensed doctor will revalidate for the first time between December 2012 and March 2018.