Health Care Professional Dual Registration

I'm not sure if this applies in England or just Scotland but recently healthcare professionals (and some premises) have to register with their NHS board as well as their regulatory body. The regulatory body already fulfills all necessary tasks such as monitoring standards, maintenance of an up-to-date register, monitoring of continual professional development etc. so why the need for the NHS board to just do exactly the same? It just leads to double bureaucracy with no improvement in patient outcomes.

In fact I would suggest the double bureaucracy has actually worsened patient outcomes as if the NHS board list is not up to date (and this can take weeks and weeks!) then a healthcare professional can be prevented from crossing the board boundary meaning shifts can go unfilled and patients untreated even though the person may be on the regulatory body's register – crazy!! 

Why is this idea important?

I'm not sure if this applies in England or just Scotland but recently healthcare professionals (and some premises) have to register with their NHS board as well as their regulatory body. The regulatory body already fulfills all necessary tasks such as monitoring standards, maintenance of an up-to-date register, monitoring of continual professional development etc. so why the need for the NHS board to just do exactly the same? It just leads to double bureaucracy with no improvement in patient outcomes.

In fact I would suggest the double bureaucracy has actually worsened patient outcomes as if the NHS board list is not up to date (and this can take weeks and weeks!) then a healthcare professional can be prevented from crossing the board boundary meaning shifts can go unfilled and patients untreated even though the person may be on the regulatory body's register – crazy!! 

Get rid of Waste Transfer Notices

As an owner of a small business with multiple sites I spend several days each year filling in Waste Transfer notices for councils to let them know that I won't put anything but standard rubbish in my bins. This is an utter waste of both their time and my time – were waste can be hazardous then fair enough, but for the bulk of UK retail business it is just unnecessary paperwork.

Only those business with hazardous waste whould be required to complete paperwork,

Why is this idea important?

As an owner of a small business with multiple sites I spend several days each year filling in Waste Transfer notices for councils to let them know that I won't put anything but standard rubbish in my bins. This is an utter waste of both their time and my time – were waste can be hazardous then fair enough, but for the bulk of UK retail business it is just unnecessary paperwork.

Only those business with hazardous waste whould be required to complete paperwork,

Get rid of waste transfer notices

As an owner of a small business with multiple sites I spend several days each year filling in 'Waste Transfer Notices' for councils. This lets them know the type of rubbish I intend to put in my bin and is an utter waste of my time and whoever has to process it at their end.

I'm sure some business do require specialist refuse collection were risks are associated with waste material but the vast majority of business don't produce anything that requires this ridiculous paperwork!

Why is this idea important?

As an owner of a small business with multiple sites I spend several days each year filling in 'Waste Transfer Notices' for councils. This lets them know the type of rubbish I intend to put in my bin and is an utter waste of my time and whoever has to process it at their end.

I'm sure some business do require specialist refuse collection were risks are associated with waste material but the vast majority of business don't produce anything that requires this ridiculous paperwork!