Developing a vibrant culture

Stand out in your practice by developing a vibrant culture!

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Can you define and articulate the culture of your practice? This is an important question to ask because it impacts your entire team, who all play a part in determining what that culture is, which in turn affects your patients’ experience. And this is reliant on building interdependent relationships.

Expert advice from Chris Barrow

How to build great teams

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Chris Barrow talks about what defines a great team, how the employer and employee definition of a great team can be different and the best way to resolve this. What you’ll hear: What makes great teams tick How to communicate in a great team Best practice when it comes to recruitment, hiring, appraisal and promotion How to keep the right …

Employment Law Update

The latest changes to Employment Law

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Employment Law solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks through the most recent changes to Employment Law and how these will impact dental practices and teams. What you’ll hear: How GDPR is impacting employment matters Information about sexual harassment and the use of non-disclosure agreements How stand-by time or being ‘on call’ needs to be considered in relation to pay.

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

A guide to setting up associate agreements

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Sarah Buxton explains how to set up an associate agreement and exactly what it needs to include. What you’ll hear: The pros and cons of hiring an employed or self-employed associate What should be included in an associate agreement How to make amendments to an associate agreement Risks to practice owners if an agreement doesn’t adhere to Employment Law

Implementing a CRS policy

CSR – how doing good for others is also good for business

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can have many benefits for dental practices such as increasing staff teamwork, engaging with the local community and building the business’ reputation. However, not many people know how to, firstly, set about putting a CSR policy in place, and, secondly, how to ensure it is effective.

How to create an A team

Managing expectations to create an A-team

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After hearing that business consultants Laura Horton and Michael Bentley will be speaking about team development at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, Zoe Close from Practice Plan caught up with the pair to find out more… Practice life runs a lot smoother when the expectations of the team and the practice owner are aligned and, therefore, their relationship …

Managers and leaders

The difference between great leadership and great management

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Suki Singh looks at what it means to lead and manage well, and the difference between the two… Successfully running a business such as a dental practice requires strong leadership and good management. The two are not interchangeable terms, as people sometimes think, and don’t necessarily come from the same person within the practice. However, great leaders can feel that …

Retirement-planning

The dos and don’ts of retirement planning

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Time-consuming administration, challenging NHS contracts and record practice values have led to an increasing number of dentists looking to retire early, typically between the ages of 50 and 55. Many dentists have an idea of what they would like to do after they finish work but often the hardest decision is the timing of retirement and understanding when they can …

Discussing CSR

Mark Topley explains how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefits the community but also your practice.

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Mark talks to Nigel Jones about why CSR should be a fundamental part of every business and dispels the myth that it is only relevant to big corporations. He explains how focusing on CSR within your practice can increase both patient and team engagement, the positive impact it can have on your business as a whole and how to begin …