In conversation with Yasmin Allen

The digital revolution is coming, is dentistry ready?

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Yasmin Allen discusses how dentistry cannot ignore advancements in digital technology. She talks about the importance of workforce strategy and training in order to maximise the potential for digital change within both NHS and private dentistry. What you’ll hear: What ‘digital’ means in the context of dentistry The ways in which practices, patients and clinicians can benefit from digitisation How …

Losing money

Four ways your dental practice could be losing money, and how to fix it

John Clarke Practice Management Leave a Comment

The dental industry is a dynamic sector characterised by growth and increased investor activity in recent years. Analysis conducted by IBIS World has revealed that the overall UK dental market size in revenue terms was £6.7bn in the UK in 2017-18 and forecasted to grow at approximately 1.1% per annum over the next five years, up from 0.5% annual growth …

Associate employment status change – what owners and associates need to know

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Neil Richardson, Senior Financial Consultant at Wesleyan explains the potential implications of the associate employment status review on practice and associate finances… The HMRC review into the employment status of associates is likely to have far-reaching consequences on both practices and practitioners. From new contracts to implications on individual and commercial finances, the review could mean some of the biggest …

Should I take the lease or buy the freehold

Thomas Coates discusses your options when buying a practice

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Buying a dental practice is one of the biggest decisions you are likely to face in your career. It is not just a significant investment monetarily but also in terms of your time, effort and responsibility. The decision of whether to become a practice owner or not brings with it several other questions, one of which is whether to take …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon

Big lessons from LEJOG

Big lessons learned from LEJOG

Les Jones Practice Management Leave a Comment

I have recently completed the challenge of cycling 1000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats (LeJoG) with four great mates from the dental sector – Chris Barrow, Sheila Scott, Ashley Latter and Simon Tucker. We went under the banner of ‘FiveGoForth’. It was tough…really tough, but it was also exhilarating, enjoyable and hugely rewarding. Now I’m back, I’ve been …

Securing Finance

As if by magic – how to secure the finance you need to realise your dreams

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Sixteen years ago, while studying medicine at the University of Manchester, Jonathan Westall started working as a magician. This saw him perform at private, corporate and charity functions alongside world-class peers from the legendary Magic Circle. Although magic was his pastime, his initial career focus was medicine, and upon graduation he initially held a variety of medical positions working for …

Push your practice newsletter

How to push your practice newsletter to the next level

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Newsletters are a fantastic tool that can offer mutual benefits for your practice and your patients, but do you use them to their full potential – if at all? Here are some simple dos and don’ts for putting an engaging newsletter together for your patients with a focus on the content needed to boost treatment uptake.

In conversation with Thomas Coates

Recent developments with buying and selling a practice in respect of NHS and CQC

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In a podcast of two halves, specialist solicitor, Thomas Coates, discusses a new policy introduced by the CQC that is making practice sales, purchases and restructures significantly more difficult. He also talks about an updated policy from the NHS regarding ‘24-hour retirement’ which makes the process more straightforward. What you’ll hear: The historic position in respect of CQC and NHS …

An interview with Barry Oulton

The language of influence and how to use it

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Barry explains the concept of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how becoming aware of your language can impact your communication, positively affect your relationships with patients and increase your profits. What you’ll hear: An introduction to how language can influence the subconscious mind Easy ways to turn negative statements into positive ones The importance of being aware of how you use the …